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Feminism and a Vital Politics of Depression and Recovery

  • Simone Fullagar
  • Wendy O’Brien
  • Adele Pavlidis
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Simone Fullagar, Wendy O’Brien, Adele Pavlidis
    Pages 1-26
  3. Simone Fullagar, Wendy O’Brien, Adele Pavlidis
    Pages 27-59
  4. Simone Fullagar, Wendy O’Brien, Adele Pavlidis
    Pages 61-106
  5. Simone Fullagar, Wendy O’Brien, Adele Pavlidis
    Pages 107-138
  6. Simone Fullagar, Wendy O’Brien, Adele Pavlidis
    Pages 139-170
  7. Simone Fullagar, Wendy O’Brien, Adele Pavlidis
    Pages 171-200
  8. Simone Fullagar, Wendy O’Brien, Adele Pavlidis
    Pages 201-236
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 237-245

About this book

Introduction

Drawing upon insights from feminist new materialism the book traces the complex material-discursive processes through which women’s recovery from depression is enacted within a gendered biopolitics. Within the biomedical assemblage that connects mental health policy, service provision, research and everyday life, the gendered context of recovery remains little understood despite the recurrence and pervasiveness of depression. Rather than reducing experience to discrete biological, psychological or sociological categories, feminist thinking moves with the biopsychosocialities implicated in both distress and lively modes of becoming well. Using a post-qualitative approach, the book creatively re-presents how women ‘do’ recovery within and beyond the normalising imperatives of biomedical and psychotherapeutic practices. By pursuing the affective movement of self through depression this inquiry goes beyond individualised models to explore the enactment of multiple self-world relations. Reconfiguring depression and recovery as bodymind matters opens up a relational ontology concerned with the entanglement of gender inequities and mental (ill) health.

Keywords

Biopolitics Feminist theory Mental Health Health Medical Sociology Gender Studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Simone Fullagar
    • 1
  • Wendy O’Brien
    • 2
  • Adele Pavlidis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Tourism, Hotel and Sport ManagementGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Tourism, Hotel and Sport ManagementGriffith UniversityNathanAustralia
  3. 3.Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural ResearchGriffith UniversitySouthportAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11626-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-11625-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-11626-2
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