shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Jun 1st - Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals: Level 1 trauma certificate [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 4th - Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1: Practical solutions to real world problems - live webinar [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 9th - Hack Your Mind for Better Health [MAGentix]
Jun 10th - Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Online Therapy with Children - live 2-hour webinar [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Jun 12th - It’s the Law: What You Need to Know about Consent, Negligence, Confidentiality and more! - webinar [Leading Edge Seminars]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Free shipping across Canada, for the foreseeable future. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Thomas S. Szasz: The Man and His Ideas
Schaler, Jeffrey A., Henry Zvi Lothane, and Richard E. Vatz (Eds)
Routledge / Transaction / Hardcover / 2017-05-01 / 141286514X
Anti-psychiatry
price: $55.90 (may be subject to change)
212 pages
Not in Stock, usually ships in 3-4 weeks

As it entered the 1960s, American institutional psychiatry was thriving, with a high percentage of medical students choosing the field. But after Thomas S. Szasz published his masterwork in 1961, The Myth of Mental Illness, the psychiatric world was thrown into chaos.

Szasz enlightened the world about what he called the “myth of mental illness.” His point was not that no one is mentally ill, or that people labeled as mentally ill do not exist. Instead he believed that diagnosing people as mentally ill was inconsistent with the rules governing pathology and the classification of disease. He asserted that the diagnosis of mental illness is a type of social control, not medical science.

The editors were uniquely close to Szasz, and here they gather, for the first time, a group of their peers—experts on psychiatry, psychology, rhetoric, and semiotics—to elucidate Szasz’s body of work. Thomas S. Szasz: The Man and His Ideas examines his work and legacy, including new material on the man himself and the seeds he planted. They discuss Szasz’s impact on their thinking about the distinction between physical and mental illness, addiction, the insanity plea, schizophrenia, and implications for individual freedom and responsibility. This important volume offers insight into and understanding of a man whose ideas were far beyond his time.

About the Editors:

Jeffrey A. Schaler is a psychologist in private practice, author, and a former full-time professor at American University’s School of Public Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Henry Zvi Lothane is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, N.Y., and a psychoanalyst renowned for his books on Daniel Paul Schreber and papers on Sabina Spielrein.

Richard E. Vatz is a professor of communication at Towson University in Maryland. He has published hundreds of academic pieces, as well as a cutting-edge book on rhetoric, and works as a political commentator for various media.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
authors
Schaler, Jeffrey A
other lists
Anti-psychiatry
Routledge
Taylor and Francis
Transaction Publishers