CfP Troubled Pearson’s Industries (book chapters) #sssi #psychiatry

A member of our society has asked me to distribute a call for papers with regard to a book he is editing.

Troubled Persons Industries: The Expansion of Psychiatric Categories beyond Psychiatry  

Call for abstracts and chapters 

Martin Harbusch & Alison Fixsen 

We are looking for authors, who focus on (non-)psychiatric contexts of everyday life from a (critical) sociological approach. This could be empirical-based reconstructions of the use of psychiatric categories in professional (non-)psychiatric contexts; analysis of social developments, such as trends toward self-diagnosis; the contextual power aspects of the victim role; or the multiplication of “troubled persons” agents and agencies via the internet. We also seeking theoretical chapters, which focus on these or other contexts in a more abstract way and connect to the classical theoretical debate around mental health and illness.  
Proposed Dates of this volume:  
– Deadline for the abstracts: December 2nd 2019 
– Deadline to get positive response: December 30th 2019 
– Deadline for the articles: May 30th 2020 
– Deadline for the edited final Version: October 2020
– Date of Publication: December 2020  
Please send your abstracts (max. 300 words; title of the proposed chapter and main arguments/discussion points) up to the 2nd December to:  
Martin Harbusch and Alison Fixsen: (;

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