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Mental illness in popular media : essays on the representation of disorders /
edited by Lawrence C. Rubin ; foreword by Jonathan Metzl.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
description
viii, 298 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0786460652 (Paper), 9780786460656 (Paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2012.
isbn
0786460652 (Paper)
9780786460656 (Paper)
contents note
The hero with a thousand dysfluencies: the changing portrayal of people who stutter / Jeffrey K. Johnson -- Representations of attention deficit disorder: portrayals of public skepticism in popular media / Elizabeth S. EnglandKennedy -- Smooth operator: the compensated psychopath in cinema / Debra Merskin -- The most dangerous deviants in America: why the disabled are depicted as deranged killers / Shawn M. Phillips -- Off their rockers: representations of postpartum depression / Laura Tropp -- Lesbianism and the fourth dimension: the psychotic lesbian / Julian Vigo -- "The veteran problem": examining contemporary constructions of returning veterans / Alena Papayanis -- Musical storm and mental stress: trauma and instability in contemporary American musical theater / Esther Terry -- Bad girls: from Eve to Britney / Wanda Little Fenimore -- Evolving stages: representations of mental illness in contemporary American theater / Sarah J. Rudolph -- New media as a powerful ally in the representation of mental illness: YouTube, resistance and change / Katie Ellis -- On the wings of Icarus: exploring the flawed superhero / Lawrence C. Rubin -- The aesthetics of mad spaces: policing the public image of graffiti and mental illness in Canada / Kimberley White -- Beyond beyond reason: images of people with mental disabilities in Australian film since the 1970s / Philippa Martyr -- Representing "tradition," confusing "modernity": love and mental illness in Yoruba (Nigerian) video films / Sabeed Aderinto -- Reframing mental health and illness: perspectives from the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival / Lee Knifton.
abstract
"In this collection of essays, domestic and international scholars from a range of fields explore representations of mental illness across various mediums of popular culture. Contributors address how forms of psychiatric disorder have been addressed in film, on stage, and in literature"--
catalogue key
8431915
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Lawrence C. Rubin is a professor of counselor education at St. Thosmas University in Miami, Florida, and is a practicing psychologist. He lives in For Lauderdale.
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Summaries
Main Description
Whether in movies, cartoons, commercials, or even fast food marketing, psychology and mental illness remain pervasive in popular culture. In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of fields explore representations of mental illness and disabilities across various media of popular culture. Contributors address how forms of psychiatric disorder have been addressed in film, on stage, and in literature, how popular culture genres are utilized to communicate often confusing and conflicted relationships with the mentally ill, and how popular cultures around the world reflect mental illness and disability. Analyses of sources as disparate as the Batman films, Broadway musicals and Nigerian home movies reveal how definitions of mental illness, mental health, and of psychology itself intersect with discourses on race, gender, law, capitalism, and globalization. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here .
Library of Congress Summary
"In this collection of essays, domestic and international scholars from a range of fields explore representations of mental illness across various mediums of popular culture. Contributors address how forms of psychiatric disorder have been addressed in film, on stage, and in literature"--
Main Description
Whether in movies, cartoons, commercials, or even fast food marketing, psychology and mental illness remain pervasive in popular culture. In this collection of essays, domestic and international scholars from a range of fields explore representations of mental illness across various mediums of popular culture. Contributors address how forms of psychiatric disorder have been addressed in film, on stage, and in literature, examine how genres of popular culture are utilized to communicate our often confusing and conflicted relationship with the mentally ill, and investigate popular culture's reflection of mental illness around the world. Analyses of sources as disparate as the Batman films, Broadway musicals and Nigerian home movies reveal how definitions of mental illness, mental health, and of psychology itself intersect with discourses on race, gender, law, capitalism, and globalization.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. v
Forewordp. 1
Introductionp. 5
Mental Illness Depicted in Popular Culture
The Hero with a Thousand Dysfluencies: The Changing Portrayals of People Who Stutterp. 9
Representations of Attention Deficit Disorder: Portrayals of Public Skepticism in Popular Mediap. 25
Smooth Operator: The Compensated Psychopath in Cinemap. 44
The Most Dangerous Deviants in America: Why the Disabled Are Depicted as Deranged Killersp. 64
OffTheir Rockers: Representation of Postpartum Depressionp. 77
Lesbianism and the Fourth Dimension: The Psychotic Lesbianp. 92
"The Veteran Problem": Examining Contemporary Constructions of Returning Veteransp. 111
Popular Culture Genres and Mental Illness
Musical Storm and Mental Stress: Trauma and Instability in Contemporary American Musical Theaterp. 130
Bad Girls: From Eve to Britneyp. 146
Evolving Stages: Representations of Mental Illness in Contemporary American Theaterp. 165
New Media as a Powerful Ally in the Representation of Mental Illness: You Tube, Resistance and Changep. 184
On the Wings of Icarus: Exploring the Flawed Superherop. 202
Mental Illness and Popular Culture Abroad
The Aesthetics of Mad Spaces: Policing the Public Image of Graffiti and Mental Illness in Canadap. 218
Beyond Beyond Reason: Images of People with Mental Disabilities in Australian Film Since the 1970sp. 238
Representing "Tradition," Confusing "Modernity": Love and Mental Illness in Yoruba Nigerian Video Filmsp. 256
Refraining Mental Health and Illness: Perspectives from the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festivalp. 270
Afterwordp. 288
About the Contributorsp. 291
Indexp. 295
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