Hearing Voices: Embodiment and Experience
In a book devoted to radical reform of psychiatry by developing a postmodern critical psychology, Blackman goes beyond the claim that psychiatry is moving toward a more holistic model to explore the sources of both its biochemical and social construction explanations of mental illness. She does so via a case study of the Hearing Voices Network, an international group which challenges the view that their hallucinations should be considered solely as symptoms of psychosis. Based on graduate research in the early 1990s at Goldsmiths College, London. The author's present affiliation is not stated. The book is distributed in the US by ISBS. c. Book News Inc.