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Madness, Power and the Media: Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress
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Madness, Power and the Media: Class, Gender and Race in Popular Representations of Mental Distress (Hardback)

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Questioning the psychiatric construction of mental distress as 'illness', and challenging existing studies of media stigmatization, Stephen Harper argues that today's media images of mental distress are often sympathetic, yet tend to reproduce the sexist, classist, racist and individualist ideologies of contemporary capitalism.

STEPHEN HARPER is Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

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