The Resource The quest for mental health : a tale of science, medicine, scandal, sorrow, and mass society, Ian Dowbiggin

The quest for mental health : a tale of science, medicine, scandal, sorrow, and mass society, Ian Dowbiggin

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The quest for mental health : a tale of science, medicine, scandal, sorrow, and mass society
Title
The quest for mental health
Title remainder
a tale of science, medicine, scandal, sorrow, and mass society
Statement of responsibility
Ian Dowbiggin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of one of the most far-reaching human endeavors in history: the quest for mental well-being. From its origins in the eighteenth century to its wide scope in the early twenty-first, this search for emotional health and welfare has cost billions. In the name of mental health, millions around the world have been tranquilized, institutionalized, psycho-analyzed, sterilized, lobotomized and even euthanized. Yet at the dawn of the new millennium, reported rates of depression and anxiety are unprecedentedly high. Drawing on years of field research, Ian Dowbiggin argues that if the quest for emotional well-being has reached a crisis point in the twenty-first century, it is because mass society is enveloped by cultures of therapism and consumerism, which increasingly advocate bureaucratic and managerial approaches to health and welfare"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.196/89
Index
index present
LC call number
RA790
LC item number
.D69 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge essential histories
Label
The quest for mental health : a tale of science, medicine, scandal, sorrow, and mass society, Ian Dowbiggin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-226) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- A new egalitarianism -- Bricks and mortar humanity -- Mental hygiene -- A bottomless pit -- Emotional welfare
Control code
ocn739098399
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 248 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511993411
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613193261
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not applicable
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.b3541585x
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)739098399
  • lr3541585x

Library Locations

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