Hearing Voices: Embodiment and Experience

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Free Association Books, 2001 - Philosophy - 266 pages
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Drawing on the practices of the Hearing Voices Network, an international group of voice hearers who are challenging the notion that hearing voices is a sign of mental illness, this book shows how the phenomenon is intimately tied to broader questions of embodiment, practices of government and regulation, as well as to the production of new forms of subjectivity emerging within and between psychiatric and psychological knowledge.

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Lisa Blackman is a Reader in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She works at the intersection of body studies and media and cultural studies. She is the editor of the journal" Body & Society" and a co-editor of "Subjectivity". Book include "Mass Hysteria: Critical Psychology and Media Studies" (Palgrave, 2001, with Valerie Walkerdine); "Hearing Voices: Embodiment and Experience" (Free Association Books, 2001); "The Body: The Key Concepts" (Berg, 2008).

She teaches courses which span critical media psychology, affect studies, embodiment and body studies, and experimentation in the context of art/science. She is particularly interested in phenomena which have puzzled scientists, artists, literary writers and the popular imagination for centuries, including automatic writing, voice hearing, suggestion, telepathy and automatism.

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