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Mental Illness and Social Processes

Scheff, Thomas J. (ed.)
Publisher:  Harper and Row, New York, USA
Year Published:  1967  
Pages:  327pp  
Resource Type:  Book


Table of Contents


Part One: "Recognition" of Mental Illness-The Definitional Process
Some Factors in Identifying and Defining Mental Illness: David Mechanic
The Psychological Meaning of Mental Illness in the Family: Marian Radke Yarrow, Charlotte Green Schwartz, Harriet S. Murphy, and Leila Calhoun Deasy
What the Mass Media Present: Jum C. Nunnally, Jr.
Rejection: A Possible Consequence of Seeking Help for Mental Disorders: Derek L. Phillips
Look at Me: Peter Grey

Part Two: Decision-Making in the Community
The Mental Health of the Hutterites: Joseph W. Eaton and Robert J. Weil
The Illusion of Due Process in Commitment Proceedings: Luis Kutner
Social Conditions for Rationality: How Urban and Rural Courts Deal with the Mentally Ill: Thomas J. Scheff
Psychiatric and Social Attributes as Predictors of Case Outcome in Mental Hospitalization: Simon Dinitz, Mark Lefton, Shirley Angrist, and Benjamin Pasamanick
The Abbotts: R.D. Laing and A. Esterson
A Review of Sanity, Madness, and the Family: John K. Wing

Part Three: Social-Psychological Aspects of Psychiatric Treatment
Social Factors Influencing the Development and Containment of Psychiatric Symptoms: Jules V. Coleman
The Dynamics of the Psychotherapeutic Relationship: Jerome D. Frank
The Obligation to Remain Sick: Ben Bursten and Rose D'Esopo
Institutionalism in Mental Hospitals: J.K. Wing

Part Four: Medical and Social Issues in the Field of Mental Illness
The Myth of Mental Illness: Thomas S. Szasz
Personality Disorder Is Disease: David P. Ausubel
Normal Deviants: Erving Goffman
Paranoia and the Dynamics of Exclusion: Edwin M. Lemert
Notes on the Sociology of Deviance: Kai T. Erikson


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