Bedlam on the Streets
By (author) Caroline Knowles
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Bedlam on the Streets by Caroline Knowles
Book DescriptionWhat happens when the mad are let out of the asylum and there is nowhere for them to go? This hard-hitting and controversial new book traces the terms on which the mad occupy the city's streets, homeless shelters, shopping centres and fast food outlets. This social geography of madness is situated within the broader parameters of systems of social welfare and globalization, arguing that the 'community mental health care' system is actually a system of neglect. Bedlam on the Streets is a richly textured ethnography combining stark photographic images of people and places with an examination of city space and the voices of those that we label "mad".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415232999
(246mm x 174mm x 9mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Caroline Knowles
Hong Kong, Paperback (February 2010)
In 1997 the United Kingdom returned control of Hong Kong to China, ending the city's status as one of the last remnants of the British Empire and initiating a new phase for it as both a modern city and a hub for global migrations. This book presents a tour of Hong Kong city's postcolonial urban landscape.
Making Race Matter, Paperback (September 2005)
This collection of original pieces brings together critical perspectives on the intersection of ethnic and gender identities as spatialized forms of embodied social practice, tackling important recent themes such as whiteness, masculinity, the body, sexuality, diaspora and globalization.
Picturing the Social Landscape, Paperback (May 2004)
In this collection international experts explain how they have used visual methods in their own research, examine their advantages and limitations, and show how they have been used alongside other research techniques.
Race and Social Analysis, Paperback (December 2003)» View all books by Caroline Knowles
Offers a theoretical examination of race and ethnicity that draws upon examples in Britain, US and Australia. This book examines: how race and ethnicity operate in the social world; the making of race and ethnicity by the connections between people, spaces and places; and the ways race and ethnicity articulate analytical themes in social science.
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