Mental Illness in Popular Media

Mental Illness in Popular Media

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Whether in movies, cartoons, commercials, or even fast food marketing, psychology and mental illness remain pervasive in popular culture. In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of fields explore representations of mental illness and disabilities across various media of popular culture. Contributors address how forms of psychiatric disorder have been addressed in film, on stage, and in literature, how popular culture genres are utilized to communicate often confusing and conflicted relationships with the mentally ill, and how popular cultures around the world reflect mental ill.Essays on the Representation of Disorders Lawrence C. Rubin ... The fact that they were silenced by the social model is of particular concern and reveals a wider problem with this model. By focusing exclusively on disability as what society makes, the theoretical framework failed to fully deal with the material bodily differences experienced by many ... The representation of disability in the media is recognized as having an effect on the way disability is imagined in the wider community.

Title:Mental Illness in Popular Media
Author: Lawrence C. Rubin
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-03-08

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