Educating Therapies? The School, the Clinic and Psychopathologisation

25 January 2011, 12:00 - 14:00

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

Dr Valerie Harwood ((Faculty of Education & Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of
Wollongon, Australia)

Psychopathologisation, broadly understood as processes that lead to the effects of being psychopathologised, can have considerable consequences for isolating students from education. This can be especially the case for children and young people affected by the racialisation of behaviour and/or socio-economic disadvantage. Drawing on Foucault's analysis of the relationship between the psychiatrist and the asylum in his lectures 'Psychiatric Power', the argument is made that these effects can be tantamount to being institutionalised in a mobile asylum.

Dr Harwood's presentation will draw on ideas expressed in her publication Mobile asylums: psychopathologisation as a personal, portable psychiatric prison [available here]


Part of the Health and Welfare Research Group seminar series. 
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