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The Resource The British anti-psychiatrists : from institutional psychiatry to the counter-culture, 1960-1971, by Oisin Wall, (electronic resource)

The British anti-psychiatrists : from institutional psychiatry to the counter-culture, 1960-1971, by Oisin Wall, (electronic resource)

Label
The British anti-psychiatrists : from institutional psychiatry to the counter-culture, 1960-1971
Title
The British anti-psychiatrists
Title remainder
from institutional psychiatry to the counter-culture, 1960-1971
Statement of responsibility
by Oisin Wall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The British anti-psychiatric group, which formed around R.D. Laing, David Cooper, and Aaron Esterson in the 1960s, burned bright, but briefly, and has left a long legacy. This book follows their practical, social, and theoretical trajectory away from the structured world of institutional psychiatry and into the social chaos of the counter-culture. It explores the rapidly changing landscape of British psychiatry in the mid-twentieth century and the apparently structureless organisation of the part of the counter-culture that clustered around the anti-psychiatrists, including the informal power structures that it produced. The book also problematizes this trajectory, examining how the anti-psychiatrists distanced themselves from institutional psychiatry while building links with some of the most important people in post-war psychiatry and psychoanalysis. The anti-psychiatrists bridged the gap between psychiatry and the counter-culture, and briefly became legitimate voices in both. Wall argues that their synthesis of disparate discourses was one of their strengths, but also contributed to the group's collapse. The British Anti-Psychiatrists offers original historical expositions of the Villa 21 experiment and the Anti-University. Finally, it proposes a new reading of anti-psychiatric theory, displacing Laing from his central position and looking at their work as an unfolding conversation within a social network"--Provided by publisher.--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wall, Oisin,
Dewey number
362.210941
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • Routledge studies in cultural history
  • T&F EBS eBooks
Series volume
54
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counterculture
  • Social change
  • Public opinion
  • Great Britain
Label
The British anti-psychiatrists : from institutional psychiatry to the counter-culture, 1960-1971, by Oisin Wall, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315170121
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315170121
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315170121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990248501
Label
The British anti-psychiatrists : from institutional psychiatry to the counter-culture, 1960-1971, by Oisin Wall, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781315170121
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781315170121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315170121
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)990248501

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