Book ID: CBB001201281

Therapeutic Revolutions: Medicine, Psychiatry, and American Culture, 1945--1970 (2013)

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Halliwell, Martin (Author)


Rutgers University Press


Publication Date: 2013
Physical Details: xiv + 382 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index
Language: English

"Therapeutic Revolutions examines the evolving relationship between American medicine, psychiatry, and culture from World War II to the dawn of the 1970s. In this richly layered intellectual history, Martin Halliwell ranges from national politics, public reports, and healthcare debates to the ways in which film, literature, and the mass media provided cultural channels for shaping and challenging preconceptions about health and illness. Beginning with a discussion of the profound impact of World War II and the Cold War on mental health, Halliwell moves from the influence of work, family, and growing up in the Eisenhower years to the critique of institutional practice and the search for alternative therapeutic communities during the 1960s. Blending a discussion of such influential postwar thinkers as Erich Fromm, William Menninger, Erving Goffman, Erik Erikson, and Herbert Marcuse with perceptive readings of a range of cultural text that illuminate mental health issues--among them Spellbound, Shock Corridor, Revolutionary Road, and I Never Promised You a Rose Garden--this compelling study argues that the postwar therapeutic revolutions closely interlink contrasting discourses of authority and liberation." -- Publisher's website

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Authors & Contributors
Long, Vicky
Halliwell, Martin
Ihanus, Juhani
Pietikainen, Petteri
Verhoeven, Piet
Bunn, Stephanie J.
Journals
History of Psychiatry
Journal of American Culture
History of Psychology
Public Understanding of Science
Worldviews
History of the Human Sciences
Publishers
Rutgers University Press
Ohio University Press
Johns Hopkins University Press
Concepts
Psychiatry
Mental disorders and diseases
Public understanding of medicine
Therapeutic practice; therapy; treatment
Medicine and culture
Medicine and politics
People
Fromm, Erich
Lifton, Robert Jay
Erikson, Erik H.
Riesman, David
Mazlish, Bruce
Feingold, Ben F.
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
Places
United States
Soviet Union
Great Britain
China
Netherlands
Kyrgyzstan
Institutions
World Health Organization (WHO)
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