Chapter 5. Social Science Perspectives: A Failure of the Sociological Imagination

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Craig Morgan2 and
  2. Arthur Kleinman1

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch5

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Morgan, C. and Kleinman, A. (2010) Social Science Perspectives: A Failure of the Sociological Imagination, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch5

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 2

    NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • social science perspectives - failure of sociological imagination;
  • social suffering - occurrence of mental disorder, consequence of traumatic social experiences;
  • sociological imagination;
  • legacy of mistrust - relationship between social sciences and psychiatry;
  • social creation of mental disorder;
  • social determinants of mental disorder - structural strain theory;
  • social influences on responses to mental disorder;
  • failure of sociological imagination

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Social Suffering

  • The Sociological Imagination

  • A Legacy of Mistrust

  • Social Creation of Mental Disorder

  • Social Determinants of Mental Disorder

  • Social Influences on Responses to Mental Disorder

  • A Failure of the Sociological Imagination

  • References