Changing Conceptualisations of Mental Illness and Exclusion: Revisiting the concept of Stigma?

Page, Dominic ORCID: 0000-0002-7770-5151 (2014) Changing Conceptualisations of Mental Illness and Exclusion: Revisiting the concept of Stigma? CESR Review. pp. 1-13.

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The dominant Western approach to understanding mental ‘illness’ is relatively recent in its formation, and culturally distinct in nature, driven predominantly by the medical profession. In this article Dominic Page discusses the historical conceptualisation of mental health and the influence of medicine on how mental illness is understood. It presents a summary of the criticisms of this dominant approach, before outlining emerging responses from the sociological literature, particularly the concept of stigmatisation. However, it highlights the clear limitations of such an approach in the context of employment exclusion, and presents an alternative model informed by concepts of structuration, the social model of disability and embodied impairment.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental Illness; Western Medicine; History of Medicine; Sociological Perspective; Stigmatisation; Employment; Exclusion
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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA790 Mental health. Mental illness prevention.
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business, Computing and Social Sciences
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Dom Page
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2020 14:38
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2023 09:00

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