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Ty of self often seen in mental health conditions with the reuirements for identity formation presupposed by the theory of recognition How should society respondGuided by these uestions this book is the first comprehensive philosophical examination of the claims and demands of Mad activism Locating itself in the philosophy of psychiatry Mad studies and activist iteratures the book develops a rich theoretical framework for understanding justifying and responding to Mad activism's demand for recogniti.

Developments in mental health activism pose a radical challenge to psychiatric and societal understandings of madness Mad Pride and mad positive activism reject the anguage of mental 'illness' and 'disorder' reclaim the term 'mad' and reverse its negative connotations Activists seek cultural change in the way madness is viewed and demand recognition of madness as grounds for identity But can madness constitute such grounds Is it possible to reconcile delusions passivity phenomena and the discontinui.

Madness is a complex and contested term Through time and across cultures it has acuired many formulations for some madness is synonymous with unreason and violence for others with creativity and subversion elsewhere it is associated with spirits and spirituality Among the different formulations there is one in particular that has taken hold so deeply and systematically that it has become the default view in many communities around the world the idea that madness is a disorder of the mindContemporary.

Madness and the Demand for Recognition Free Î Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed

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