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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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Beyond the horizon: the landscape of madness, distress and disability

Beyond the horizon: the landscape of madness, distress and disability

(p.287) Twenty Beyond the horizon: the landscape of madness, distress and disability
Madness, distress and the politics of disablement

Jill Anderson

Helen Spandler

Bob Sapey

Policy Press

This chapter explores how - through bringing together key thinkers and activists from the disabled people’s movement, the mental health survivor movement, disability studies and mad studies - this book set out to stimulate reflection and discussion and to inspire engagement and alliances. It examines some of the challenges of working across boundaries and concludes that, whilst no easy resolution can be found to the question of whether it is helpful to situate madness/distress within a disability framework, open dialogue can result in enhanced understanding. The chapter points to areas for future exploration and concludes by offering some reflections on disability and madness/distress as a ‘landscape of practice’ and on the different communities of practice that exist within it.

Keywords:   disability, activism, disability studies, mad studies, survivors, landscapes of practice, learning, communities of practice, pedagogy, troublesome knowledge

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