Mad Matters

A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies

By Brenda A. LeFrançois, Robert Menzies, Geoffrey Reaume

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In 1981, Toronto activist Mel Starkman wrote: "An important new movement is sweeping through the western world.... The 'mad,' the oppressed, the ex-inmates of society's asylums are coming together and speaking for themselves." Mad Matters is the first Canadian book to bring together the writings of this vital movement, which has grown explosively in the years since. With contributions from scholars in numerous disciplines, as well as activists and psychiatric survivors, it presents diverse critical voices that convey the lived experiences of the psychiatrized and challenges dominant understandings of "mental illness." The connections between mad activism and other liberation struggles are stressed throughout, making the book a major contribution to the literature on human rights and anti-oppression.
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Number of Pages

408

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17.15 " x 24.77”

print ISBN

9781551305349

PDF ISBN

9781551305356

EPUB ISBN

9781551305363

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