Politics, Race, Ethnicity & Gender

Queering Health

Queering Health: Critical challenges to normative health and healthcare

ISBN 978 1 906254 71 1

This book uncovers normative assumptions, practices and discourses as central to the production of difference which manifests as gender and sexual inequality and other forms of disadvantage and discrimination in health and healthcare. The strength of these perspectives is in critiquing the increasing power of biomedical sciences in order to…
Madness Contested

Madness Contested: power and practice

ISBN 978 1 906254 43 8 (2013)

Contributors include Peter Beresford, Mary Boyle, John Cromby, Jacqui Dillon, Dave Harper, Eleanor Longden, Midlands Psychology group, Joanna Moncrieff, David Pilgrim, Phil Thomas and Jan Wallcraft. This book contests how both society and Mental Health Services conceptualise and respond to madness.  Despite sustained criticisms from academia, survivor groups and…
The Life of Things: Therapy and the soul of the world

The Life of Things: Therapy and the soul of the world

ISBN 978 1 906254 46 9 (2012)

What would psychology look like if we took the planet seriously? Ecopsychologists are, on the whole, more interested in our relations with the earth than our relations with each other.  They find little inspiration in conventional psychology, and generally have little to say about individual counselling and psychotherapy, finding…
In, Against and Beyond Therapy: Critical essays towards a post-professional era

In, Against and Beyond Therapy: Critical essays towards a post-professional era

ISBN ISBN 978 1 906254 32 2 (2010)

This is a print-on-demand title. Your book will be delivered within 7 working days. In, Against and Beyond Therapy assembles some 15 years of updated critical writings within the broad therapy field, with incisively provocative commentaries on the professionalisation process, the client voice, therapeutic education and training, and research. For practitioners who…
Politicizing the Person-Centred Approach: An agenda for social change

Politicizing the Person-Centred Approach: An agenda for social change

ISBN 978 1 898059 72 1 (2006)

An international collection of papers offers critical analysis of the person-centred approach and its position on difference and diversity; class; culture and racism; sexuality; power and gender issues. Other contributions present a range of work including theory development; social change as a necessary and sufficient conditon for therapeutic personality growth;…
Just War: Psychology and Terrorism

Just War: Psychology and Terrorism

ISBN 978 1 898 059 92 9 (2007)

The invasion and occupation of Iraq by US and UK forces in March 2003 set in motion a global chain of events, from the growth of terrorist networks to the curtailment of civil liberties, from which the dust has yet to settle. The war in Iraq—seen as part of…
Being Human: Reflections on mental distress in society

Being Human: Reflections on mental distress in society

ISBN 978 1 906254 06 3 (2008)

This volume attempts to shed a new and different light on the intersections between mental health, mental distress and society, without offering any programmatic methodology or declaration of intent. An array of critical voices from across various disciplines in the humanities (including philosophy, psychiatry, psychology, history and literature) are brought…