Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Publication Date: January 19, 2018
Binding: Kobo eBook
How is madness experienced, treated, and represented? How might art think around – and beyond – psychiatric definitions of illness and wellbeing?
Madness, Art, and Society engages with artistic practices from theatre and live art to graphic fiction, charting a multiplicity of ways of thinking critically with, rather than about, non-normative psychological experience. It is organised into two parts:
Reading its case studies as a counter-discourse to orthodox psychiatry, Madness, Art, and Society seeks a more nuanced understanding of the plurality of madness in society, and in so doing, offers an outstanding resource for students and scholars alike.