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[This chapter introduces the basic structure of the book. Opening with the question, “Is Society Sick?”, Smith offers a broad empirical look at prevailing mental health crises throughout the world. Following this survey, the chapter contextualizes this overwhelming data by looking at scientific,...
[This chapter first explores studies and movements within the sociology of health. Smith discusses some of the benefits and also some of the deficiencies currently found within this broad area of research, offering suggestions on how this research field might more accurately conceptualize the...
[This chapter explores historical studies of pathological society. From key anthropological works to fundamental philosophical and psychological-behavioural studies, Smith uses a cross-disciplinary framework to lay out a fundamental theory of the pathological development of human society. This...
[This chapter explores a fundamental alternative philosophy of the subject. Drawing inspiration from Adorno’s critical theory and from Fromm’s social psychology, Smith offers a contemporary, cross-disciplinary study of the subject, including the individual’s relation with society and social...
[This chapter explores the idea that social transformation is actually a deeply healing process. Smith begins by building on past chapters, laying out a theory of the interactive nature of suffering. Drawing once again on a cross-disciplinary framework, Smith shows that the transition to...
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