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Title Psychotropic drugs and popular culture : essays on medicine, mental health, and the media / edited by Lawrence C. Rubin
Published Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, 2006


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Description x, 217 pages
Contents 1. The asylum : its construction and deconstruction / William Wingfield -- 2. Hollywood Rx / Meredith Kneavel and Ann Kneavel -- 3. Cheerful robots in cyberspace : prozac, postmodernism, and politics / Simon Gottschalk -- 4. Advertising madness / Lawrence C. Rubin -- 5. Psychotropics, it's what's for dinner! : technologies of sex, gender, body, and the mind in the medicalization of food / Phillip Vannini -- 6. Rappers, ravers, and rock stars : the deviantizing hand of music in psychotropia / Robert Keller -- 7. From playground to pharmacy : medicating childhood / Michael Brody -- 8. False advertising : gender stereotypes, corporate manipulation, and consumer resistance / C. Richard King and Marcie L. Gilliland -- Conclusion : Huxley's prophecy / Lawrence C. Rubin
Summary "The authors in this compilation of essays contend that society has been transformed into an asylum without walls--a 'psychotropia.' With each new definition of a mental ailment a new cure is offered, increasing the number of inmates in this asylum and blurring the lines between mental health and mental illness"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Psychotropic drugs.
Popular culture.
Author Rubin, Lawrence C., 1955-
LC no. 2006014346
ISBN 078642513X softcover alkaline paper