Fall 2018 not offered
|Course Cluster: Disability Studies, Health Studies|
This course will investigate anti-psychiatry, the social and scientific movement that has critically analyzed and opposed psychiatry as a field of medicine. No field of medicine is more deeply implicated in creating and legitimating human suffering than psychiatry, from the role that psychiatry plays in managing people's daily lives to the administration of the criminal justice system. We will ask how social and psychic traumas are transformed into discrete psychiatric disorders by exploring the cultural production of diagnostic criteria used to diagnose and the psychopharmacological drugs that are used to intervene on mental states.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)(SISP-Soc Conc)
Major Readings by Michel Foucault, Jonathan Metzl, Irving Goffman, Thomas Szasz, Allan Horowitz, David Healy, Jackie Orr, Frantz Fanon, and Lisa Guenther among others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Blog postings based on the readings, short analytic essays, attendance and participation, final research paper