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Author Rashed, Mohammed Abouelleil, author

Title Madness and the demand for recognition : a philosophical inquiry into identity and mental health activism / Mohammed Abouelleil Rashed
Edition First edition
Published Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry
International perspectives in philosophy and psychiatry.
Contents Cover; Series; Madness and the Demand for Recognition; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; PART 1 Madness; 1 Mental health activism and the demand for recognition; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 A brief historical account of activism in mental health; 1.2.1 Early advocacy and activism; 1.2.2 1900s-1950s: 'Mental hygiene'; 1.2.3 1960s: The 'anti-​psychiatrists'; 1.2.4 The 1970s civil rights movements; 1.2.5 Consumers/​service-​users & survivors; 1.2.6 Survivor identity; 1.3 The meaning of madness; 1.4 Mad Pride; 1.4.1 Origins and activities; 1.4.2 The discourses of Mad Pride
1.5 Philosophical engagement with Mad Pride discourse1.6 Next steps; 2 The problem of distress and disability; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Disability; 2.2.1 Clarifying the criticism; 2.2.2 Models of disability; 2.2.3 Naturalism, normativism, and disability; 2.2.4 Applying the social model to madness; 2.2.5 Intelligibility and the limits of social accommodation; 2.2.6 Political activism and the social subject; 2.3 Distress; 2.4 Conclusion; PART 2 Recognition; 3 The concept of recognition and the problem of freedom; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 What is it to be a free agent? Moral duty vs. ethical life
3.3 The conceptual structure of recognition in the Phenomenology of Spirit3.3.1 The project of the Phenomenology; 3.3.2 The concept of self-​consciousness; 3.3.3 The concept of recognition; 3.4 What kind of concept is the concept of recognition?; 3.4.1 Interpretations of Hegel's idealism and implications for the concept of recognition; 3.4.2 Recognition as affirmation of a normative status; 3.5 What reasons do we have to accept the concept of recognition?; 3.5.1 The dialectic of recognition and the meaning of necessity; 3.5.2 Intuitions about self-​conceptions; 3.6 Conclusion
4 Identity and the psychological consequences of recognition4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Identity; 4.2.1 A primer on identity; 4.2.2 Identity and authenticity; 4.2.3 The problem of essentialism; 4.2.4 The relation between social identity and individual identity; 4.3 The struggle for recognition; 4.3.1 The motivation for recognition; 4.3.2 The problem of ideology; 4.4 Psychological consequences of recognition; 4.4.1 Recognition and self-​relations; 4.4.2 Forms of recognition; 4.4.3 Problems and implications of Axel Honneth's account; 4.5 Conclusion
5 Misrecognition: Political reform or interpersonal reconciliation?5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Misrecognition as a social harm; 5.3 Misrecognition and political reform; 5.3.1 The theory of recognition as an ethical conception of the good; 5.3.2 Two criticisms; 5.3.3 Social justice and the limits of political reform; 5.4 Misrecognition and reconciliation; 5.4.1 The meaning of reconciliation; 5.4.2 Why should we approach others with an attitude of reconciliation?; 5.5 Responding to misrecognition: A role for political reform and reconciliation; 5.6 Conclusion; PART 3 Routes to Recognition
Summary Developments in mental health activism pose a radical challenge to psychiatric and societal understandings of madness. Mad Pride and mad-positive activism reject the language of mental 'illness' and 'disorder' and demand recognition of madness as grounds for identity. This book examines and responds to the claims and demands of Mad activism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 31, 2019)
Subject Mental illness -- Social aspects.
Social movements.
Form Electronic book
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