9781138687745-113868774X-Sanity, Madness and the Family (Routledge Classics)

Sanity, Madness and the Family (Routledge Classics)

ISBN-13: 9781138687745
ISBN-10: 113868774X
Edition: 1
Author: Laing, R.D, Esterson, Aaron
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 312 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781138687745
ISBN-10: 113868774X
Edition: 1
Author: Laing, R.D, Esterson, Aaron
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 312 pages

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Acknowledged authors Laing, R.D, Esterson, Aaron wrote Sanity, Madness and the Family (Routledge Classics) comprising 312 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 113868774X and 9781138687745. Since then Sanity, Madness and the Family (Routledge Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the late 1950s the psychiatrist R.D.Laing and psychoanalyst Aaron Esterson spent five years interviewing eleven families of female patients diagnosed as 'schizophrenic'. Sanity, Madness and the Family is the result of their work. Eleven vivid case studies, often dramatic and disturbing, reveal patterns of affection and fear, manipulation and indifference within the family. But it was the conclusions they drew from their research that caused such controversy: they suggest that some forms of mental disorder are only comprehensible within their social and family contexts; their symptoms the manifestations of people struggling to live in untenable situations.

Sanity, Madness and the Family was met with widespread hostility by the psychiatric profession on its first publication, where the prevailing view was to treat psychosis as a medical problem to be solved. Yet it has done a great deal to draw attention to the complex and contested nature of psychosis. Above all, Laing and Esterson thought that if you understood the patient's world their apparent madness would become socially intelligible.

This Routledge Classics edition includes a new Foreword by Hilary Mantel.

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