Faculty of Arts


SOCIOL 703

Sociology of Mental Health


Description

Interrogates advanced sociological theories of medicine and psychiatry, investigating mental health interventions as social, economic, cultural and political projects. Key issues will include The Enlightenment and theories of the self, the rise of science and the 'psy' professionals, institutionalisation and community care, current sociological theories of mental health, the medicalisation of everyday life, and gender, race and mental illness.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for SOCIOL 703.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Not offered in 2022; planned for 2023

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Bruce Cohen

Points

SOCIOL 703: 30.0 points


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