Asylum to Action

Author: Helen Spandler
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424878
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Asylum to Action offers an alternative history of a libertarian therapeutic community at Paddington Day Hospital in West London in the 1970s. Helen Spandler recaptures the radical aspirations, as well as the conflicts, of the early therapeutic community movement, radical psychiatry and the patients' movement. The author's account of the formation of the Mental Patients' Union, the first politicised psychiatric survivors group in the UK, raises questions about the connections between the service user movement, therapeutic communities, critiques of psychiatry and psychoanalytic models of intervention. In particular, Spandler challenges Claire Baron's dominant account of the subject in her influential book Asylum to Anarchy. She points out that some of the key difficulties that beset Paddington Day Hospital persist in modern therapeutic community practice and, indeed, in mental health services in general. Arguing that these dilemmas require sustained attention, Asylum to Action also informs a wider analysis of the significance of social movements, social action and critical social theory.

Asylum to Action

Author: Donella Jaggs
ISBN: 9780949752222
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A history of Family Action, one of Victoria's oldest helping organisations, from 1851-1991. As such it is also a history of services and policy development in the state of Victoria, for families in times of vulnerability. Includes a bibliography and an index.

The treatment of asylum seekers

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: Joint Committee on Human Rights
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780104010457
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The Dispersal and Social Exclusion of Asylum Seekers

Author: Patricia Hynes
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847423264
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Establishing asylum seekers in the UK as a socially excluded group, this book provides readers with an understanding of how they experience the dispersal system and gives an insight into how this impacts on their lives.

Postcolonial Asylum

Author: David Farrier
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1781388121
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Postcolonial Asylum is concerned with asylum as a key emerging postcolonial field. Through an engagement with asylum legislation, legal theory and ethics, David Farrier argues that the exclusionary culture of host nations casts asylum seekers as contemporary incarnations of the infrahuman object of colonial sovereignty. Postcolonial Asylum includes readings of the work of asylum seeker and postcolonial authors and filmmakers, including J.M. Coetzee, Caryl Phillips, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Leila Aboulela, Stephen Frears, Pawel Pawlikowski and Michael Winterbottom. These readings are framed by the work of postcolonial theorists (Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Paul Gilroy, Achille Mbembe), as well as other influential thinkers (Giorgio Agamben, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Rancière, Emmanuel Levinas, Étienne Balibar, Zygmunt Bauman), in order to institute what Spivak calls a 'step beyond' postcolonial studies; one that carries with it the insights and limitations of the discipline as it looks to new ways for postcolonial studies to engage with the world.

Citizenship in Action

Author: Peter Norton
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435808044
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Written for the Key Stage 3 Citizenship requirements, this series covers the QCA Scheme of Work. This student book has integrated tasks to develop literacy, numeracy and ICT skills, with learning objectives starting each unit so that students know what is expected of them.

Taking Over the Asylum

Author: Marian Barnes
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137215593
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One of the most critical developments within `welfare' in recent years, has been the transformation of service users from `passive recipients' to `active subjects' of welfare policy and practice. People who use services have challenged paternalistic notions that professionals are always the experts, and have offered alternative analyses both of the experience of living with disability or illness, and of policy and practice responses to such experiences. Taking Over the Asylum explores the way in which users or survivors of mental health services - people too often regarded as `lacking capacity' to make decisions about their own care - have taken action to empower themselves. The authors examine evidence of the impact this action has had on their lives, on services, and on practice in mental health. They argue that disempowerment can be exacerbated by racist and gendered assumptions and they question the way we think about `mental health' and `mental illness' and what it means to live with `madness'. Drawing on the writings of activists and on international research evidence of action by users and survivors, this important book explores different strategies being adopted to achieve change both within the mental health system and in the lives of those who live with psychological distress. The wide-ranging analysis of current debates provides a valuable and clear insight into the potential and dilemmas of collective action by service users and survivors.