The mystery of madness through art and mad studies

NETCHITAILOVA, Ekaterina (2019). The mystery of madness through art and mad studies. Disability and Society, 1-7.

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    In this Current Issues article I explore how the world of art can show a different view on ‘madness’. Mad Studies, as an emergent academic field, has the possibility to offer alternative and contrasting views on madness. I argue that the current bio-medical model where ‘madness’ is reduced to ‘mental illness’ denies us the possibility to hear different views and see a person behind a diagnosis. The art world, through visual representation, can present us with an ‘unknown’ factor of ‘madness’ where madness remains a mystery that we will never truly grasp. Visual art can also depict the real human beings and real stories behind ‘diagnoses’.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1607 Social Work; 1608 Sociology; Rehabilitation
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    Page Range: 1-7
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 11:20
    Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 19:31

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