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dc.contributor.advisorMuncy, Robyn Len_US
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Madeleine Marie Parraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-19T05:33:31Z
dc.date.available2018-09-19T05:33:31Z
dc.date.issued2018en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2H12VB64
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/21421
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the history of the mental patients’ liberation movement in the 1970s-1980s. It shows how psychiatric survivors successfully contested the power and legitimacy of psychiatry via mutual support and self-help; activism as a grassroots social movement; and the creation of alternate conceptions of madness and patient-controlled alternatives to the mental health system. Ex-patients utilized their distinct knowledge to make the personal political, moving beyond the critiques of anti-psychiatrists, to fight psychiatric abuses such as electroshock and forced drugging. It covers the movement’s tactics, most successful local and national activism, and cross-movement alliances – especially its anti-incarceration work with the prisoners’ rights movement. It offers a nuanced understanding of the tensions that led to the movement’s fracturing, and argues that activists adapted by retaining a “tempered liberation focus” that enabled them to work towards change and human rights within the psychiatric system while remaining true to their original liberatory goals.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleCONFRONTING THE POWER OF PSYCHIATRY: THE PSYCHIATRIC SURVIVORS’ MOVEMENT, 1972-1986en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHistoryen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMental healthen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledantipsychiatryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledJudi Chamberlinen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmental patient liberationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmental patient rightsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledmental patientsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledpsychiatric survivoren_US


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