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Wk. 3 - Lecture - Representations of madness in society.docx

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Department
Disability Studies
Course Code
DST 500
Professor
Jijian Voronka

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DST500 – Wk. 3 – Representation of Madness in Society January 28, 2013 Images, words, stories, histories… - “those who tell the stories rule society” – Plato - “history is written by the victors” – attributed to Winston Churchill History represents - History is stories - Stories are experiences - Experiences are relationships - Knowledge (disciplines, frameworks, methodologies, parameters, terms) we use to research and represent madness depend on narrative sequence Defining madness - How about: irrational thought and behaviour, sometimes disabling, dangerous or criminal, and anomalous to group consensus or usual ways - The idea of group consensus is pretty fictional - “dangerous”, “criminal” sounds like somebody we wouldn’t like – might as well say “madness is someone we don’t like” - Character assault - Irrational is a subjective term Mentalism - “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed” – Steve Biko - Mentalism, like any “ism” is an attempt to create a caste system Madness discourse - In order of popularity/usage: Commonsense – medical – psychological – lega
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