Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Sue E. Estroff

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Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Making It Crazy An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community Estroff describes a group of chronic psychiatric clients as they attempt life outside a mental hospital

  • Title: Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community
  • Author: Sue E. Estroff
  • ISBN: 9780520054516
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • Estroff describes a group of chronic psychiatric clients as they attempt life outside a mental hospital.

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    One thought on “Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

    1. Coastalmegan on said:

      This book is an insightful and in-depth case study of schizophrenia in America in the 1970s. Sue Estroff set up a thorough study of mental health while acting as a participant observer within a circle of schizophrenics in the Madison area. She even takes psychiatric meditation to get a sense of the side effects many schizophrenics endure while medicated. This technique is highly unusual and highly controversial. I offer no opinion either way on this book. Her work is easy to follow and understan [...]

    2. Kristen on said:

      A worthwhile read for anyone interested in how mental illness is constructed in the US.

    3. Jessica on said:

      This a a great ethnography that I wish I'd had time to read more closely. It's full of ethnographic detail, and is the conceptual precursor to some of Estroff's important later works on chronicity.

    4. e smith on said:

      Sue Estroff is awesome. This book is awesome. This was written in 1975 and resembles my daily experience in community mental health to a tee.

    5. Bradley on said:

      "Inside normals" and "Outside Crazies" and so forth the line between sanity and insanity are arbitrarily constructed at best.

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