The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease

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Product Details

Price
$31.20
Publisher
Beacon Press
Publish Date
Pages
246
Dimensions
6.09 X 0.78 X 8.92 inches | 0.91 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807001271

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About the Author

Jonathan M. Metzl is associate professor of psychiatry and women's studies and director of the Culture, Health, and Medicine Program at the University of Michigan. A 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Metzl has written extensively for medical, psychiatry, and popular publications. His books include Prozac on the Couch and Difference and Identity in Medicine. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Reviews

"A terrific new book . . . exceptional and unexpected."--Melissa Harris-Lacewell, The Nation blog

"A fascinating, penetrating book by one of medicine's most exceptional young scholars."--Delese Wear, JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

"A stunning and disturbing book . . . [A] compelling cultural history that exposes postwar psychiatry's racist character and its enduring legacy."--Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

"Part reportage, part analysis, part theory . . . Metzl challenges readers to peel back the layered complexities of race and medicine."--Felicia Pride, The Root

"[Metzl] make[s] a powerful case for the way schizophrenia was transformed into a racialized disease."--Christopher Lane, Psychology Today

"Metzl addresses a long-standing diagnostic tension in psychiatry with insight, clarity, and informative historical detail."--Health Affairs