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Chapter One: Introduction to the Project: IE Researchers Take on Psychiatry, p. 1Chapter Two: Stopping CAMH: An IE Activity Inquiry, p. 34Chapter Three: "A Kind of Collective Freezing Out: How Helping Professionals' Regulatory Bodies Create Professional "Incompetence" and Increase Pathologizable Distress, p. 63Chapter Four: Spirituality: A Participatory Planning Process, p. 96Chapter Five: Operation ASD: Philanthrocapitalism, Spectumization, and the Role of the Parent, p. 126Chapter Six: Interrogating the Rights Discourse and Knowledge Making Regimes of the 'Movement for Global Mental Health', p. 161Chapter Seven: Pathologizing Military Trauma: How Service Members Veterans and Those Who Care about Them Fall Prey to Institutional Capture and the DSM, p. 199Chapter Eight: The Caring Professions, Not So Caring?: An Analysis of Bullying and Distress in the Academy, p. 229Chapter Nine: Creating a Better Workplace in Our Minds, p. 259Chapter Ten: Lawyering for the Mad: Social Organization of Legal Representation in Involuntary Admission Cases in Poland, p. 297Chapter Eleven: By Any Other Name: An Exploration of the Academic Development of Torture and Its Links to the Military and Psychiatry, p. 329The Afterword: Where Have We Been?: What Have We Found Out?; Where do We Go From Here?, p. 370

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"This is the first book I am aware of to combine critical interrogation of the relations of psychiatry with approaches influenced by institutional ethnography. Chapters open up for investigation a number of the terrains of psychiatric practice that must be challenged and transformed. For those concerned with psychiatry as a ruling relation this is an important opening up of inquiry." (Gary Kinsman, scholar, activist, and co-author of "The Canadian War on Queers and an editor of Sociology for Changing the World") "The institutional ethnography focus distinguishes this book from any other book that is critical of psychiatry. Likewise, the critique of psychiatry within its pages enters into several under-explored corners of psychiatric oppression and thus distinguishes it from any other book written in the field of institutional ethnography. This book, then, must be read as an important contribution not only to sociology and institutional ethnography, but also to the theorizing and exposing of psychiatry as a regime of ruling taking place within critiques of psychiatry." (Brenda A. LeFrancois, Professor, School of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, and Editor of "Intersectionalities")

About the Author

Bonnie Burstow is Associate Professor at University of Toronto, Canada. She is also a philosopher, feminist therapist, and antipsychiatry activist. Other works include: Psychiatry and the Business of Madness (2015), Radical Feminist Therapy (1992), Psychiatry Disrupted (2014), "Toward a Radical Understanding of Trauma and Trauma Work", and "A Rose by Any Other Name: Naming and the Battle against Psychiatry"

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"Psychiatry Interrogated is a powerful and compelling work, that demonstrates how common reactions of the how-can-that-happen? variety can serve as springboards to unraveling and exposing the complex, repressive, and inherently destructive nature of psychiatry. Each chapter has an extensive reference list for those who wish to pursue any of the topics in greater depth. The book is dedicated to 'everyone everywhere who has ever fallen prey to institutional psychiatry." (Psychiatric Survivors, psychiatricsurvivors.wordpress.com, February, 2017)

"Psychiatry Interrogated is a powerful and compelling work, that demonstrates how common reactions of the how-can-that-happen? variety can serve as springboards to unraveling and exposing the complex, repressive, and inherently destructive nature of psychiatry. Each chapter has an extensive reference list for those who wish to pursue any of the topics in greater depth. The book is dedicated to 'everyone everywhere who has ever fallen prey to institutional psychiatry.'" (Mad in America, madinamerica.com, January, 2017)

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