Liberation by Oppression

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Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry
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AuthorThomas Szasz
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectPsychiatry
Published2002
Media typePrint
ISBN978-0-7658-0145-6
OCLC471758504

Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry is a 2002 critique of psychiatry by Thomas Szasz.

Summary[edit]

Szasz compares the justification of psychiatry with the justification of slavery in the United States, stating that both necessarily deny the subject's right to personhood.

Reception[edit]

Reviews on this book were published by Psychiatric Services,[1] The British Journal of Psychiatry,[2][3] The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty,[4] Ethical Human Sciences and Services,[5] and The Independent Review.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Padykula, Nora LaFond (April 2004). "Liberation by Oppression" (PDF). Psychiatric Services. 55 (4): 461. doi:10.1176/appi.ps.55.4.461. ISSN 1557-9700. Retrieved 12 February 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Persaud, Raj (2003). "Liberation by Oppression". The British Journal of Psychiatry. 182 (3): 273. doi:10.1192/bjp.182.3.273. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  3. ^ Schaler, J. A. (2003). "Slavery and psychiatry". The British Journal of Psychiatry. 183 (1): 77–78. doi:10.1192/bjp.183.1.77-a. Retrieved 17 February 2012.
  4. ^ Doherty, Brian (April 2004). "Liberation by Oppression" (PDF). The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty. 54 (3): 44–46. ISSN 1559-1638.
  5. ^ Cohen, David (2003). "Liberation by Oppression: A Comparative Study of Slavery and Psychiatry". Ethical Human Sciences and Services. 5 (1): 75–78. ISSN 1523-150X.
  6. ^ Baker, Robert (Winter 2003). "Psychiatry's Gentleman Abolitionist" (PDF). The Independent Review. VII (3): 455–460. ISSN 1086-1653. Retrieved 12 February 2012.