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The Routledge International Handbook of Mad Studies
Edited by Peter Beresford and Jasna Russo
Routledge / Softcover / Jun 2023
9781032024226 (ISBN-10: 1032024224)
Mad Studies / Disability Studies
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By drawing broadly on international thinking and experience, this book offers a critical exploration of Mad Studies and advances its theory and practice.

Comprised of 34 chapters written by international leading experts, activists and academics, this handbook introduces and advances Mad Studies, as well as exploring resistance and criticism, and clarifying its history, ideas, what it is, and what it can offer. It presents examples of mad studies in action, covering initiatives that have been taken, their achievements and what can be learned from them. In addition to sharing research findings and evidence, the book offers examples and insights for advancing understandings of experiences of madness and distress from the perspectives of those who have (had) those experiences, and also explores ways of supporting people oppressed by conventional understandings and systems.

This book will be of interest to all scholars and students of Mad Studies, disability studies, sociology, socio- legal studies, mental health and medicine more generally.

Table of Contents

Peter Beresford

Part 1: Mad Studies and political organising of people with psychiatric experience

The international foundations of Mad Studies: Knowledge generated in collective action
Jasna Russo

Reflections on power, knowledge and change
Mary O'Hagan

Shifting identities as reflective personal responses to political changes
Bhargavi V Davar

A crazy, warrior and "respondona" Peruvian: All personal transformation is social and political
Brenda Del Rocio Valdivia Quiroz

Reflections on survivor knowledge and Mad Studies
Irit Shimrat

Speaking for ourselves: An early UK survivor activist's account
Peter Campbell

Fostering community responsibility: Perspectives from the Pan African Network of people with psychosocial disabilities
Daniel Mwesigwa Iga

Using survivor knowledge to influence public policy in the United States
Darby Penney

The social movement of people with psychosocial disabilities in Japan: Strategies for taking the struggle to academia
Naoyuki Kirihara

Re-writing the master narrative: A prerequisite for mad liberation
Wilda L. White

Part 2: Situating Mad Studies

A genealogy of the concept of "Mad Studies"
Richard A. Ingram

How is Mad Studies different from anti-psychiatry and critical psychiatry?
Geoffrey Reaume

Mad Studies and disability studies
Hannah Morgan

Weaponizing absent knowledges: Countering the violence of mental health law
Fleur Beaupert, Liz Brosnan

Part 3: Mad Studies and knowledge equality

The subjects of oblivion: Subalterity, sanism, and racial erasure
Ameil Joseph

Institutional ceremonies? The (im)possibilities of transformative co-production in mental health
Sarah Carr

"Are you experienced?" The use of experiential knowledge in mental health and its contribution to Mad Studies
Danny Taggart

De-pathologising motherhood
Angela Sweeney, Billie Lever Taylor

The professional regulation of madness in nursing and social work
Jennifer Poole, Chris Chapman, Sonia Meerai, Joanne Azevedo, Abir Gebara, Nargis Hussein, Rebecca Ballen

The (global) rise of anti-stigma campaigns
Jana-Maria Fey, China Mills

Part 4: Doing Mad Studies

Why we must talk about de-medicalization
María Isabel Cantón

Imagining non-carceral futures with(in) Mad Studies
Pan Karanikolas

Madness in the time of war: Post-war reflections on practice and research beyond the borders of psychiatry and development
Reima Ana Maglajlic

The architecture of my madness
Caroline Yeo

Re-conceptualising suicidality: Towards collective intersubjective responses
David Webb

De-coupling and re-coupling violence and madness
Andrea Daley, Trish Van Katwyk

Upcycling recovery: Potential alliances of recovery, inequality and Mad Studies Lynn Tang

Bodies, boundaries, b/orders: A recent critical history of differentialism and structural adjustment
Essya M. Nabbali

Spirituality, psychiatry, and Mad Studies
Lauren J. Tenney

Part 5: Inquiring into the future for Mad Studies

Taking Mad Studies back out into the community
David Reville

Interrogating Mad Studies in the academy: Bridging the community/academy divide
Victoria Armstrong and Brenda LeFrançois

Madness, decolonisation and mental health activism in Africa
Femi Eromosele

Navigating voices, politics, positions amidst peers: Resonances and dissonances in India
Prateeksha Sharma

'Madness' as a term of division, or rejection
Colin King

Afterword: The ethics of making knowledge together
Jasna Russo

Postscript: Mad Studies in a maddening world
Peter Beresford

About the Editors:

Peter Beresford OBE is Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia, UK and Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, the national disabled people's and service users' organization and network.

Jasna Russo is a long-term activist in the international psychiatric survivor movement. She is Visiting Professor at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany where she lectures in Research Methods as well as in Critical Diversity and Community Studies. Together with Angela Sweeney, Jasna Russo is a co-editor of Searching for a Rose Garden. Challenging Psychiatry, Fostering Mad Studies (2016).

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