Faculty of Arts


SOCIOL 227

The Sociology of Mental Health


Description

Investigates social, cultural, economic and political processes surrounding the psychiatric gaze, critically evaluating medicine’s focus on behaviour considered "abnormal". Topics include: history of psychiatry and mental illness, racism and psychiatry, psychiatry in New Zealand, institutional and community care, mental illness and pharmaceutical companies, critical and post-psychiatry, medicalisation of youth, alternative therapies, medicalisation of everyday life, mental health user narratives and gendered psychiatry.

Availability 2012

Not taught in 2012

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Points

SOCIOL 227: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage I in Sociology or 15 points at Stage I in Sociology with a minimum B+ pass


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