Hearing voices: mental illness and cultural recognition

CROSS, S. and LOCKYER, S., 2002. Hearing voices: mental illness and cultural recognition. Inter/Sections: The Journal of Global Media and Culture, 2 (3), pp. 69-79.

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Abstract

Popular misconceptions about the danger of madness have undermined mentally ill people’s struggle for social inclusion. Consequently, efforts to think through how we might belong together must take account of mental patients’ right to a public voice. However, the article takes issue with an excessively cognitive and rationalistic conception of the public citizen. It suggests, instead, that ‘alternative’ forums can be constructed which counters the dominant cultural image of the “mad, crazy, nutter”. It concludes by discussing one innovative TV series (Video Diaries) in which ‘mentally ill’ participants’ reveal their capacity to speak for themselves.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Inter/Sections: The Journal of Global Media and Culture
Creators: Cross, S. and Lockyer, S.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2002
Volume: 2
Number: 3
Rights: Copyright 2002 by Sage Publications. All rights reserved. No portion of the contents may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher.
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3061

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