Reason, emotion and embodiment: is 'mental' health a contradiction in terms?
UNSPECIFIED (2000) Reason, emotion and embodiment: is 'mental' health a contradiction in terms? SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 22 (5). pp. 559-581. ISSN 0141-9889Full text not available from this repository.
Taking as its starting point a series of traditional divisions and debates, this paper approaches issues of 'mental' health through the specific lens of the emotions. Key themes and organising principles here include the following: (i) reason versus emotion (ii) biology versus society (iii) the micro and the macro divide, and finally (iv) the medicalisation-demedicalisation of society. Each of these divisions is critically assessed and some 'new' ways forward provided through a commitment to the emotions, their relationship to 'mental' health and to rationality and, more generally, to their 'fate' in late 20th century Western society. The paper concludes with some further reflections on these and related emotional health matters, including a critique of the very notion of 'mental' health as a contradiction in terms.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Official Date:||September 2000|
|Number of Pages:||23|
|Page Range:||pp. 559-581|
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