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Author Grinker, Roy Richard, 1961- author.

Title Nobody's normal : how culture created the stigma of mental illness / Roy Richard Grinker.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  616.89 GRI    DUE 11-12-21
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xxxii, 409 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-381) and index.
Summary "A compassionate and eye-opening examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight to end the stigma. For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody's Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma-from the eighteenth century, through America's major wars, and into today's high-tech economy. Grinker infuses the book with the personal history of his family's four generations of involvement in psychiatry, including his grandfather's analysis with Sigmund Freud, his own daughter's experience with autism, and culminating in his research on neurodiversity. Drawing on cutting-edge science, historical archives, and cross-cultural research in Africa and Asia, Nobody's Normal explains how we are transforming mental illness and offers a path to end the shadow of stigma.""-- Provided by publisher
Contents Introduction: The road out of Bedlam -- Capitalism. Every man for himself ; The invention of mental illness ; The divided body ; The divided mind -- Wars. The fates of war ; Finding Freud ; War is kind ; Norma and Normman ; From the forgotten war to Vietnam ; Post-traumatic stress disorder ; Expectations of sickness -- Body and mind. Telling secrets ; An illness like any other? ; "Like a magic wand" ; When the body speaks ; Bridging body and mind in Nepal ; The dignity of risk -- Conclusion: On the spectrum.
Subject Mental illness -- History.
Mentally ill -- History.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- History.
Added Title Nobody is normal
ISBN 9780393531640 (hardcover)
0393531643 (hardcover)
9780393531657 (epub)

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