190 x 124mm | 152 pages | October 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2355-9 £45.00 | $59.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2356-6 £14.99 | $19.95 | €20.90 ebook available
One-Dimensional Queer RODERICK FERGUSON
The story of gay rights has long been told as one of single-minded focus on the fight for sexual freedom. Yet the origins of modern queer liberation are more complicated and dynamic than this single-issue interpretation would have us believe. As Roderick Ferguson argues in this revisionist reassertion, to ignore gay liberation’s multidimensional beginnings is to drastically underestimate its radical potential for social change. Ferguson shows how gay liberation emerged out of various insurgent struggles crossing the politics of race, gender, class, and sexuality, and deeply connected to issues of colonization, incarceration, and capitalism. He argues that the onedimensional mainstreaming of queerness placed critiques of racism, political economy, and the state outside the remit of gay liberation, thereby supporting the notion that social and political freedom would come through capitalism. This forceful book joins the call to reimagine and reconnect the fight for social justice in all its varied forms. RODERICK FERGUSON is Professor of African American and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
229 x 152mm | 264 pages | October 2018 HB | 978-0-7456-8911-1 £55.00 | $69.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-0-7456-8912-8 £17.99 | $24.95 | €20.90 ebook available
Our Psychiatric Future NIKOLAS ROSE
Our everyday lives are increasingly intertwined with discussions of mental health.Yet the dominant medical discipline of psychiatry remains surrounded by controversy. Is mental distress really an illness like any other, treatable by drugs? Can psychiatrists differentiate mental disorder from normal eccentricities, anxieties, or even sadness? Should the power of psychiatrists be challenged by the knowledge of those with lived experience of mental ill health? In this penetrating analysis, Nikolas Rose critiques the powerful part that psychiatry has come to play in the lives of so many across the world. A series of chapters, each tackling an area of dispute head on, opens wide the terrain of debate. The answers we find to these pressing questions will shape the psychiatric futures that are being brought into existence. Ultimately, this book proposes a radically different future, no less evidence-based or rigorous, and indeed far more attuned to the realities of mental health, and argues that, as a branch of social medicine, another psychiatry is possible. NIKOLAS ROSE is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College London.