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Modern Madness: a wild schizoanalysis of mental distress in the spaces of modernity

Ed Lord

Swansea University Author: Ed Lord

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What are we to make of an age that delivers pandemic levels of mental illness and a physical environment at the point of catastrophic collapse? What is it that connects and infuses both modernity and psychiatry to make them seem like the only possible ways to organise our lives and aid our distress?...

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ISBN: 978-0957656673
Published: Brighton Winter Oak Press 2016
Online Access: https://winteroak.org.uk/books/modern-madness/
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