Madness, Violence, and Power: A Critical Collection

Edited by Andrea Daley, Lucy Costa, and Peter Beresford

© 2019

Madness, Violence, and Power: A Critical Collection disengages from the common forms of discussion about violence related to mental health service users and survivors which position those users or survivors as more likely to enact violence or become victims of violence. Instead, this book seeks to broaden understandings of violence manifest in the lives of mental health service users/survivors, ‘push’ current considerations to explore the impacts of systems and institutions that manage ‘abnormality’, and to create and foster space to explore the role of our own communities in justice and accountability dialogues.

This critical collection constitutes an integral contribution to critical scholarship on violence and mental illness by addressing a gap in the existing literature by broadening the “violence lens,” and inviting an interdisciplinary conversation that is not narrowly biomedical and neuro-scientific.

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  • Page Count: 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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Using a complex and nuanced approach to madness, violence, and power, this book challenges conventional research on psychology, social work, law, medicine, and public policy.

Madness, Violence, and Power: A Critical Collection

Edited by Andrea Daley, Lucy Costa, and Peter Beresford

© 2019

Madness, Violence, and Power: A Critical Collection disengages from the common forms of discussion about violence related to mental health service users and survivors which position those users or survivors as more likely to enact violence or become victims of violence. Instead, this book seeks to broaden understandings of violence manifest in the lives of mental health service users/survivors, ‘push’ current considerations to explore the impacts of systems and institutions that manage ‘abnormality’, and to create and foster space to explore the role of our own communities in justice and accountability dialogues.

This critical collection constitutes an integral contribution to critical scholarship on violence and mental illness by addressing a gap in the existing literature by broadening the “violence lens,” and inviting an interdisciplinary conversation that is not narrowly biomedical and neuro-scientific.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "Madness, Violence, and Power sets new lines of inquiry for mad studies and critical disability studies. Engaging with complex understandings of violence with sophistication, this collection is unique in its contributions by survivors."


    Linda Steele, Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

    "Madness, Violence, and Power is a robust and rigorous collection that provides an essential resource for readers wishing to identify the key literature on the topic of madness and violence. The book is greatly enhanced by the use of research-based chapters and narratives of lived experience."


    Kathleen Kendall, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
  • Author Information

    Andrea Daley is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Renison University College (affiliated with University of Waterloo).


    Lucy Costa is Deputy Executive Director of The Empowerment Council, an independent service user rights-based organization in Toronto, Canada.


    Peter Beresford is a professor of citizen participation at the University of Essex, emeritus professor of social policy at Brunel University London, and co-chair of Shaping Our Lives, a UK organization and network of user-led groups, service users, and people with disabilities.
  • Table of contents

    Foreword
    Robert Whitaker

    Introduction
    Andrea Daley, Lucy Costa, and Peter Beresford

    PART I:  Dispatches on Violence
    1. The Risk of Violence
        Anonymous Female
    2. A Personal Account of Mental Distress in Motherhood
        Anonymous
    3. Patient Engagement and the Process of Self-Empowerment in Secure and Forensic Psychiatric Settings in the UK
        Sarah Markham
    4. The Opposite of Violence
        Carly Zwarenstein

    PART II:  Prevailing Problems
    5. Enacting Violence and Care: Neoliberalism, Knowledge Claims and Resistance
        Christopher Van Veen, Katherine Teghtsoonian and Marina Morrow
    6. Slow Death through Evidence-Based Research
        Jijian Voronka
    7. Changing Directions or Staying the Course? Recovery, Gender, and Sexuality in Canada’s Mental Health Strategy
        Merrick Pilling
    8. Homage to Spencer: The Politics of “Treatment” and “Choice” in Neoliberal Times
        Meghann O’Leary and Liat Ben-Moshe
    9. Indigenizing the Narrative: A Conversation on ODSP Assessments
        Priya Raju and Nicole Penak
    10. Madness, Violence and Media
          Brigit McWade

    PART III:  Law as Violence
    11. Contemporary Forms of Legislative Imprisonment and Colonial Violence in Forensic Mental Health
          Ameil J. Joseph
    12. The (Un)Writing of Risk on my Mad Pregnant Body: A Mad Feminist Political Economy Analysis of Social Reproduction and Epistemic Violence Under Neoliberalism
          Tobin Leblanc Haley
    13. Uncovering Law’s Multiple Violences at the Inquest into the Death of Ashley Smith
          C. Tess Sheldon, Karen R. Spector, and Mary Birdsell
    14. Recounting Huronia: A Reflection on Legal Discourse and the Weight of Injustice
          Jen Rinaldi and Kate Rossiter
    15. Madding the Muslim Terrorist: Orientalist Psychology in Canada’s ‘War on Terror’
          Azeezah Kanji

    PART IV:  Geographies of Violence
    16. Coercive Practices in Mental Health Services: Stories of Recalcitrance, Resistance and Legitimation
          Mick McKeown, Amy Scholes, Fiona Jones, and Will Aindow
    17. Institutional Oppression and Violence as Self-Defence
          Janet Lee-Evoy
    18. “Gravity and Grace”: Acknowledging Restraint and Seclusion as Violence
          Kevin Reel
    19. Mad, Bad and Stuck in the ‘Hole’: Carceral Segregation as Slow Violence
          Jennifer M. Kilty and Sandra Lehalle
    20. Madness and Gentrification on Queen West: Violence and the Transformations of Parkdale and the Queen Street Site
          Ben Losman

    Conclusion
    Andrea Daley, Lucy Costa, and Peter Beresford

    Glossary of Terms
    References
    Index