ERIC Number: ED204929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Power, Madness and Poverty: [An Article and Responses].
Smith, Carl R., Ed.
Iowa Perspective, Jan 1981
The lead article by H. Drummond examines the cultural context of psychosis and concludes that madness is deeply rooted in social and sexual inequality. The author, a psychiatrist, supports his argument with case studies, reports on the use of drugs with the psychotic, research on efforts to demonstrate that schizophrenia is a biological illness, and reported changes in the primitive Ik tribe as a result of modernization. The article is followed by brief reactions by a teacher of the emotionally disturbed, a child psychiatrist, two educational consultants for the emotionally disturbed, and a psychologist. Respondents comment on power and poverty, the stigma of labeling, the medical model, the psychotic experience, and effects of environmental stress. (DB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.
Note: A synthesis of two articles published in "Mother Jones Magazine" and responses by a teacher, child psychiatrist, psychologist, and two educational consultants.