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Mon, 06/28/2010 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Madness Radio: Schizophrenia and Black Politics w/ Jonathan Metzl


Madness Radio: Schizophrenia and Black Politics Jonathan Metzl

How did the definition of schizophrenia change during the civil rights and Black Power era of the 1960s? Why did a disease primarily affecting withdrawn white housewives suddenly become focused on angry and "paranoid" African American men instead? Psychiatrist and historian Jonathan Metzl, author of The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease, discusses racism and social control in psychiatric diagnosis, and how Black protest was turned into a mental disorder., jmetzl(at)umich(dot)edu




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