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The social nature of mental illness

Author: Len Bowers
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Len Bowers offers a critique of the theories of mental illness as a social construct. He examines the rationality of these theories, what they might mean, and in which cases they are to be accepted or rejected.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Len Bowers
ISBN: 0415170028 9780415170024 0415227771 9780415227773
OCLC Number: 37844453
Description: x, 216 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Deviance --
3. Rules --
4. Culture --
5. Diagnosis --
6. History --
7. Politics --
8. Illness --
9. Physiology --
10. Social construct.
Responsibility: Len Bowers.
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This is a critical scrutiny of the keenly-debated issue of whether mental illness is a physiological brain disorder or a disorder that is socially defined.  Read more...

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