Mental Health and the Media

Blackman, Lisa. 2009. Mental Health and the Media. In: Meriel D’Artrey, ed. Cont_xts? Media, Representation and Society. Chester: Chester Academic Press, pp. 99-118. ISBN 978-1905929689 [Book Section]

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Papers from a conference organised for undergraduates at the University of Chester, November 2006. The papers discuss the complex relationships between mediation, representation and public attitudes on social issues such as domestic violence, drug use, racism, stigma and surveillance. Contents: Political Representation & Democracy: What is Wrong with the Political Public Sphere?, by Darren G. Lilleker (Bournemouth University); Changing Representations of Race in the News: Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Implications, by Ian Law (University of Leeds); Constructing the Victim and Perpetrator of Domestic Violence, by Paula Wilcox (University of Brighton); Mental Health and the Media: Con(Texts) of Public Fear and Prejudice, by Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths, University of London); The Media and Illicit Drug Use: Fairy Tales for the Early 21st Century?, by Adrian Barton (University of Plymouth); Sleepwalking into an Orwellian Nightmare: Surveillance, Policing and Control in the 21st Century, by John Harrison (University of Teesside); Manhattan Masquerade: Sexuality and Spectacle in the World of Quentin Crisp, by Mark J. Bendall (University of Chester).

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12 Oct 2015 16:38

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