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dc.contributor.authorKurchina-Tyson, Adria-
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-07T15:03:51Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-07T15:03:51Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-16-
dc.identifier.urihttps://zone.biblio.laurentian.ca/handle/10219/2790-
dc.description.abstractThe recent circulation of ‘mental health literacy’ texts in mainstream North American media conceptualizes ‘mental illness’ in medicalized terms as a response to what is referred to as ‘stigma’. This paper examines the roots of psychiatry in white supremacy to investigate the visualized juxtaposition of a racialized ‘madness’ against a normalized ‘mental illness’. First I explore theoretically the concepts of madness and mental illness, the identity politics of both concepts, and how these are framed and distinguished in dominant discourses. Second, using critical discourse analysis I suggest how Marc Lepine and Vince Li’s acts of violence are attributed to the production of racialized madness in Canadian news media. I then examine how mental illness is normalized in campaign and documentary films. Reading mental health literacy media as a colonial text, this research finds that stigma is framed as a primitive social behaviour in order to reproduce colonial pathologies rooted in psychiatry.en_CA
dc.language.isoenen_CA
dc.subjectmental illnessen_CA
dc.subjectmadnessen_CA
dc.subjectnationalismen_CA
dc.subjectracismen_CA
dc.subjectclassismen_CA
dc.subjectmisogynyen_CA
dc.subjectwhite supremacyen_CA
dc.subjectcolonialismen_CA
dc.subjectpsychiatryen_CA
dc.subjectfeminismen_CA
dc.titleSurveilling ‘stigma’: reading mental health literacy as a colonial texten_CA
dc.typeThesisen_CA
dc.description.degreeMaster of Arts (MA) in Interdisciplinary Humanitiesen_CA
dc.publisher.grantorLaurentian University of Sudburyen_CA
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