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Madness, distress and the politics of disablement$
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Helen Spandler, Helen Spandler, Jill Anderson, and Bob Sapey

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447314578

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447314578.001.0001

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‘It’s complicated’: blending disability and mad studies in the corporatising university

‘It’s complicated’: blending disability and mad studies in the corporatising university

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(p.261) Eighteen ‘It’s complicated’: blending disability and mad studies in the corporatising university
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Madness, distress and the politics of disablement
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Kathryn Church

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447314578.003.0019

This chapter seizes the opportunity to think through how Madness became an identifiable and substantive part of the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, Toronto. There are tensions in blending Mad Studies, an emergent field of inquiry, with an established program of Disability Studies. But they are as much structural as they are conceptual. Thus, this chapter situates the author’s practices, and those of her colleagues, in relation to the intensification of corporate reorganization of Canadian universities - and in particular, the casualization of academic labor. This shift expands the field of allies, as well as the theoretical terrain.

Keywords:   madness, mad studies, disability studies, academia, corporatization, disability studies, university

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