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Nobody's normal : how culture created the stigma of mental illness / Roy Richard Grinker

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Meyersdale Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Somerset County Federated Library System. (Show)
  • 5 of 8 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

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Meyersdale Public Library 616.89 GRINKER (Text) 30512005380645 MEYM Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393531640
  • ISBN: 0393531643
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 409 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-381) and index
Summary, etc.:
"A compassionate and eye-opening examination of evolving attitudes toward mental illness throughout history and the fight to end the stigma. For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody's Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma-from the eighteenth century, through America's major wars, and into today's high-tech economy. Grinker infuses the book with the personal history of his family's four generations of involvement in psychiatry, including his grandfather's analysis with Sigmund Freud, his own daughter's experience with autism, and culminating in his research on neurodiversity. Drawing on cutting-edge science, historical archives, and cross-cultural research in Africa and Asia, Nobody's Normal explains how we are transforming mental illness and offers a path to end the shadow of stigma. The preeminent historian of medicine, Sander Gilman, calls Nobody's Normal "the most important work on stigma in more than half a century.""-- Provided by publisher
Subject: Mental illness > History
Mentally ill > History
Stereotypes (Social psychology) > History

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