The Protest Psychosis

Paperback $23.00

Apr 12, 2011 | 272 Pages

Ebook $23.00

Jan 01, 2010

  • Paperback $23.00

    Apr 12, 2011 | 272 Pages

  • Ebook $23.00

    Jan 01, 2010


“A terrific new book . . . exceptional and unexpected.”Melissa Harris-Lacewell, The Nation blog

“A fascinating, penetrating book by one of medicine’s most exceptional young scholars.”Delese Wear, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
“A stunning and disturbing book . . . [A] compelling cultural history that exposes postwar psychiatry’s racist character and its enduring legacy.”—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original
“Part reportage, part analysis, part theory . . . Metzl challenges readers to peel back the layered complexities of race and medicine.”—Felicia Pride, The Root
“[Metzl] make[s] a powerful case for the way schizophrenia was transformed into a racialized disease.”—Christopher Lane, Psychology Today
“Metzl addresses a long-standing diagnostic tension in psychiatry with insight, clarity, and informative historical detail.”—Health Affairs

Table Of Contents

Preface The Protest Psychosis
Part I Ionia
1 Homicidal
2 Ionia
Part II Alice Wilson
3 She Tells Very Little about Her Behavior Yet Shows a Lot
4 Loosening Associations
5 Like a Family
Part III Octavius Greene
6 The Other Direction
7 Categories
8 Octavius Greene Had No Exit Interview
9 The Persistence of Memory
Part IV Caeser Williams
10 Too Close for Comfort
11 His Actions Are Determined Largely by His Emotions
12 Revisionist Mystery
13 A Racialized Disease
14 A Metaphor for Race
Part V Rasheed Karim
15 Turned Loose
16 Deinstitutionalization
17 Raised in a Slum Ghetto
18 Power, Knowledge, and Diagnostic Revision
19 Return of the Repressed
20 Rashomon
21 Something Else Instead
Part VI Remnants
22 Locked Away
23 Diversity
24 Inside
25 Remnants
26 Controllin’ the Planet
27 Conclusion

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