Racism and Mental Health: Prejudice and Suffering (Google eBook)

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Kamaldeep Bhui
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Apr 25, 2002 - Psychology - 256 pages
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This thought-provoking book investigates the impact of racism (both conscious and unconscious) in mental health settings, covering individual clinical encounters and the broader picture of service provision. The authors offer insights into manifestations of racism in contemporary Britain; racial and cultural identity and the significance of these in psychotherapy; and the inequalities in provision of mental health services to minority ethnic communities. They consider the problems of racism and mental health, not in isolation but in the larger context of cultural difference and social inequalities, and also on the level of human relationships. Bringing together the experiences of mental health professionals and incorporating a service user's perspective, this book provides many practical strategies for addressing racism and dealing with its effects in psychiatric work, and will prove useful and informative to practitioners in many areas of mental health work.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Feeling for Racism
7
Chapter 2 Race and Racial Discourse
15
Their Nature and Expression
26
Chapter 4 Psychosocial and Psychopolitical Aspects of Racism
35
Chapter 5 The Legacy of Frantz Fanon and Contemporary Representations of Racism and Mind
60
A Black Users Perspective
71
Chapter 7 Understanding Racism in Mental Health
83
Chapter 8 Scientific Racism
100
Chapter 11 Londons Ethnic Minorities and the Provision of Mental Health Services
139
Chapter 12 The Primary Functions of Racial Prejudice are Psychological and Cultural The Primary Functions of Racism are Economic and Political
188
Chapter 13 Contemporary Dilemmas
199
Essential Elements
216
References
228
Contributors
246
Subject Index
247
Author Index
253

Paradigm Lost Paradigm Regained
111
Importance of Acknowledging Racial and Cultural Differences
129

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Page 12 - There never was a civilized nation of any other complexion than white, nor even any individual eminent either in action or speculation. No ingenious manufacture amongst them, no arts, no sciences.

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About the author (2002)

Kwame McKenzie is Professor of Mental Health and Society at the University of Central Lancashire and Senior Lecturer at University College, London.

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