1st Edition

The Routledge International Handbook of Mad Studies

Edited By Peter Beresford, Jasna Russo Copyright 2022
    410 Pages
    by Routledge

    410 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Peter Beresford

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

    1. The international foundations of Mad Studies: Knowledge generated in collective action
      Jasna Russo
    2. Reflections on power, knowledge and change
      Mary O’Hagan
    3. Shifting identities as reflective personal responses to political changes
      Bhargavi V Davar
    4. A crazy, warrior and "respondona" Peruvian: All personal transformation is social and political
      Brenda Del Rocio Valdivia Quiroz
    5. Reflections on survivor knowledge and Mad Studies
      Irit Shimrat
    6. Speaking for ourselves: An early UK survivor activist’s account
      Peter Campbell
    7. Fostering community responsibility: Perspectives from the Pan African Network of people with psychosocial disabilities
      Daniel Mwesigwa Iga
    8. Using survivor knowledge to influence public policy in the United States
      Darby Penney
    9. The social movement of people with psychosocial disabilities in Japan: Strategies for taking the struggle to academia
      Naoyuki Kirihara
    10. Re-writing the master narrative: A prerequisite for mad liberation
      Wilda L. White
    11. Part 2: Situating Mad Studies

    12. A genealogy of the concept of "Mad Studies"
      Richard A. Ingram
    13. How is Mad Studies different from anti-psychiatry and critical psychiatry?
      Geoffrey Reaume
    14. Mad Studies and disability studies
      Hannah Morgan
    15. Weaponizing absent knowledges: Countering the violence of mental health law
      Fleur Beaupert, Liz Brosnan
    16. Part 3: Mad Studies and knowledge equality

    17. The subjects of oblivion: Subalterity, sanism, and racial erasure
      Ameil Joseph
    18. Institutional ceremonies? The (im)possibilities of transformative co-production in mental health
      Sarah Carr
    19. "Are you experienced?" The use of experiential knowledge in mental health and its contribution to Mad Studies
      Danny Taggart
    20. De-pathologising motherhood
      Angela Sweeney, Billie Lever Taylor
    21. The professional regulation of madness in nursing and social work
      Jennifer Poole, Chris Chapman, Sonia Meerai, Joanne Azevedo, Abir Gebara, Nargis Hussein, Rebecca Ballen
    22. The (global) rise of anti-stigma campaigns
      Jana-Maria Fey, China Mills
    23. Part 4: Doing Mad Studies

    24. Why we must talk about de-medicalization
      María Isabel Cantón
    25. Imagining non-carceral futures with(in) Mad Studies
      Pan Karanikolas
    26. Madness in the time of war: Post-war reflections on practice and research beyond the borders of psychiatry and development
      Reima Ana Maglajlic
    27. The architecture of my madness
      Caroline Yeo
    28. Re-conceptualising suicidality: Towards collective intersubjective responses
      David Webb
    29. De-coupling and re-coupling violence and madness
      Andrea Daley, Trish Van Katwyk
    30. Upcycling recovery: Potential alliances of recovery, inequality and Mad Studies Lynn Tang
    31. Bodies, boundaries, b/orders: A recent critical history of differentialism and structural adjustment
      Essya M. Nabbali
    32. Spirituality, psychiatry, and Mad Studies
      Lauren J. Tenney
    33. Part 5: Inquiring into the future for Mad Studies

    34. Taking Mad Studies back out into the community
      David Reville
    35. Interrogating Mad Studies in the academy: Bridging the community/academy divide
      Victoria Armstrong and Brenda LeFrançois
    36. Madness, decolonisation and mental health activism in Africa
      Femi Eromosele
    37. Navigating voices, politics, positions amidst peers: Resonances and dissonances in India
      Prateeksha Sharma
    38. ‘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


      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).