Mental Illness in Popular Media

Mental Illness in Popular Media

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Whether in movies, cartoons, commercials, or even fast food marketing, psychology and mental illness remain pervasive in popular culture. In this collection of new essays, scholars from a range of fields explore representations of mental illness and disabilities across various media of popular culture. Contributors address how forms of psychiatric disorder have been addressed in film, on stage, and in literature, how popular culture genres are utilized to communicate often confusing and conflicted relationships with the mentally ill, and how popular cultures around the world reflect mental ill.Essays on the Representation of Disorders Lawrence C. Rubin ... Psychotropic Drugs and Popular Culture: Medicine, Mental Health and the Media (McFarland 2006), the Ray and Pat ... the seemingly ran- dom perturbations in the life of Hannah Montana, or in the complexity of the plots and personalities in literary fiction.

Title:Mental Illness in Popular Media
Author: Lawrence C. Rubin
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-03-08

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