Gendering Mental Health

Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Price: 850.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199453535

Publication date:

30/08/2015

Paperback

248 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 850.00 INR

ISBN:

9780199453535

Publication date:

30/08/2015

Paperback

248 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Bhargavi V. Davar

    The collection of essays in this volume focus on the state of mental health of Indian women, with respect to social attitudes, cultural barriers, treatment, policies, safeguards, or lack thereof. The contributors ask fundamental questions: Is 'mental illness' a social, medical, legal, penal, historical, personal construct? Is mental disorder a disability? Do people living with a mental ailment have a 'memory' or the 'insight' to tell their own stories? In dealing with these questions, it seeks to provide a perspective on how women suffering from mental illness view themselves and their surroundings in India.  

Suitable for: Apart from institutions, libraries, the work will be of interest to academics, scholars in social and policy studies, critical social sciences, families and care givers' associations, people with disabilities and their associations. 

Bhargavi V. Davar

Bhargavi V. Davar

Table of contents

 

 
Preface 
Acknowledgements 
List of Abbreviations 
 
1. Delivering Justice, Withdrawing Care: The Norms and Etiquettes of 'Having' a Mental Illness 
Bhargavi V. Davar
 
2. (Un)making Madness: Delving into the Depths of Knowledge 
Ranjita Biswas
 
3. Adjudicating Illness and Capacity: Notes from a Custody Trial 
Vasudha Nagaraj
 
4. Ideological Reproduction of Gender and Normality in Psychiatric Drug Advertisements 
Jayasree Kalathil
 
5. Mining Marginalities and Mainstreaming Differences: The Disability Paradigm in Perspective 
Renu Addlakha
 
6. Growing Up and Sexual Identity Formation: Mental Health Concerns of Lesbian Women 
Ketki Ranade and Yogita Hastak
 
7. A Researcher's Tale 
Shazneen Limjerwala
 
8. Women's Rights, Human Rights, and the State: Reconfiguring Gender and Mental Health Concerns in India 
Anubha Sood
 
9. Identity Constructions for 'Mentally Disturbed' Women: Identities versus Institutions 
Bhargavi V. Davar
 
Index 
Notes on Editors and Contributors 
 

Bhargavi V. Davar

Features

  • The book presents women's stories in different institutional settings. Comprises studies undertaken by young scholars as well as experienced once with all data being primary. It offers perspective on diverse institutional set ups.

Bhargavi V. Davar

Bhargavi V. Davar

Table of contents

 

 
Preface 
Acknowledgements 
List of Abbreviations 
 
1. Delivering Justice, Withdrawing Care: The Norms and Etiquettes of 'Having' a Mental Illness 
Bhargavi V. Davar
 
2. (Un)making Madness: Delving into the Depths of Knowledge 
Ranjita Biswas
 
3. Adjudicating Illness and Capacity: Notes from a Custody Trial 
Vasudha Nagaraj
 
4. Ideological Reproduction of Gender and Normality in Psychiatric Drug Advertisements 
Jayasree Kalathil
 
5. Mining Marginalities and Mainstreaming Differences: The Disability Paradigm in Perspective 
Renu Addlakha
 
6. Growing Up and Sexual Identity Formation: Mental Health Concerns of Lesbian Women 
Ketki Ranade and Yogita Hastak
 
7. A Researcher's Tale 
Shazneen Limjerwala
 
8. Women's Rights, Human Rights, and the State: Reconfiguring Gender and Mental Health Concerns in India 
Anubha Sood
 
9. Identity Constructions for 'Mentally Disturbed' Women: Identities versus Institutions 
Bhargavi V. Davar
 
Index 
Notes on Editors and Contributors 
 

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