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Bedlam on the Streets

C. Knowles

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ISBN 10: 0415232996 / ISBN 13: 9780415232999
Published by Routledge, 2000
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Title: Bedlam on the Streets

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2000

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Synopsis:

What happens when the mad are let out of the asylum and there is nowhere for them to go?

This hard-hitting and controversial new book traces the terms on which the mad occupy the city's streets, homeless shelters, shopping centres and fast food outlets. This social geography of madness is situated within the broader parameters of systems of social welfare and globalization, arguing that the 'community mental health care' system is actually a system of neglect.

Bedlam on the Streets is a richly textured ethnography combining stark photographic images of people and places with an examination of city space and the voices of those that we label "mad".

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What happens when the mad are let out of the asylum and there is nowhere for them to go?

Bedlam on the Streets explores the interplay between madness, race/ethnicity and the city, and traces the terms on which the mad occupy the city's streets, homeless shelters, rooming houses, shopping malls and fast food joints. Caroline Knowles situates this social geography of madness within the broader parameters of systems of social welfare, globalization and race, arguing that the 'community mental health care' system is a system of neglect. A richly textured visual/spatial ethnography, this combines photographic images of people and places with an examination of city space and the voices of schizophrenics. These provide harrowing testimony of the terrifying descent into madness in their stories of daily life marked by vulnerability and dangerousness.

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