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Praxis, protest and performance
Lucy Robinson

beyond the book itself. As the last chapter showed, the antipsychiatry movement was a form of immediate self-defence for gay men and lesbians and a way in which to challenge the whole structure around models of behaviour. The Front had participants who had been both providers and clients of mental health care provision. The Front’s Anti-Psychiatry Workshop aimed its campaigns at the heart of the professional world of the established medical elite. GLFers spoke at a radical psychiatry event, the Politics of Psychology conference Gay liberation 1969–73 75 at the

in Gay men and the Left in post-war Britain
Lionel Laborie

(London, 1736), pp. 1–11. Samuel Richardson, Familiar Letters on Important Occasions, ed. Brian Westerdale Downs (New  York:  Dodd, Mead, 1928), pp.  200–1. See also Max Byrd, Visits to Bedlam: Madness and Literature in the Eighteenth Century (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1975). 86 Swift, A Tale of a Tub, pp. 85–6. 87 Steven Cherry, Mental Health Care in Modern England: The Norfolk Lunatic Asylum (Woodbridge and Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2003), p. 25. 88 Scull, Andrew, The Most Solitary of Afflictions:  Madness and Society in Britain, 1700

in Enlightening enthusiasm
Bonnie Evans

’s epidemiological study offered new possibilities for the analysis of children’s developmental and psychological problems using social-psychiatric methods. Drawing from childhood psychosis research, it established autism, the major symptom of childhood psychosis, as a label that could be used in the rapidly changing landscape of mental health care for children. This label has stuck

in The metamorphosis of autism
Vicky Long

Nursing (London, 1993), p. 1. 2 For example, the MACA, examined in Chapter 5, deployed lady volunteers to visit its cases in their homes or places of work to check on the progress of their recipients and resolve any difficulties with their employers. The Central Association for Mental Welfare also engaged in work with the mentally disordered within the community. See L. Westwood, ‘Avoiding the Asylum: Pioneering Work in Mental Health Care, 1890–1939’ (DPhil thesis, Sussex University, 1999). 3 On the growing popularity of psychological thought, see M. Thomson

in Destigmatising mental illness?