9780230218802

Madness, Power and the Media Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress

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    9780230218802

  • ISBN10:

    0230218806

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

This book is an examination of the language and images used to depict mental distress in contemporary popular culture, including analysis of news media, magazines, television and film.

Author Biography

Stephen Harper is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. vi
Framing Madness: Historical and Cultural Debatesp. 1
Stigmatisation, Violence and Media Criticismp. 32
The Suffering Screen: Cinematic Portrayals of Mental Distressp. 59
Channelling Affliction: Television Discourses of Distressp. 103
A New Leaf?: Changing Representations of Mental Distress in Print Mediap. 151
Conclusion: Media, Madness and Ideologyp. 186
Bibliographyp. 200
Indexp. 221
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