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Theatre and the politics of engagement
Author: Simon Parry

This book is about science in theatre and performance. It explores how theatre and performance engage with emerging scientific themes from artificial intelligence to genetics and climate change. The book covers a wide range of performance forms from the spectacle of the Paralympics Opening Ceremony to Broadway musicals, from experimental contemporary performance and opera to educational theatre, Somali poetic drama and grime videos. It features work by pioneering companies including Gob Squad, Headlong Theatre and Theatre of Debate as well as offering fresh analysis of global blockbusters such as Wicked and Urinetown. The book offers detailed description and analysis of theatre and performance practices as well as broader commentary on the politics of theatre as public engagement with science. It documents important examples of collaborative practice with extended discussion of the Theatre of Debate process developed by Y Touring theatre company, exploration of bilingual theatre-making in East London and an account of how grime MCs and dermatologists ended up making a film together in Birmingham. The interdisciplinary approach draws on contemporary research in theatre and performance studies in combination with key ideas from science studies. It shows how theatre can offer important perspectives on what the philosopher of science Isabelle Stengers has called ‘cosmopolitics’. The book argues that theatre can flatten knowledge hierarchies and hold together different ways of knowing.

Bonnie Evans

about the way to collect and employ scientific data when making claims about children’s early development. As discussed in Chapter 1 , the first autism was adopted into psychological theory in Britain primarily via major mental health institutions, child guidance clinics and progressive and permissive schools. It was not integrated via the

in The metamorphosis of autism
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Literary satire and Oskar Panizza’s Psichopatia criminalis (1898)
Birgit Lang

drowned by Ludwig II.10 In a bitter twist of fate, just a few years after the publication of Psichopatia criminalis, Gudden’s son was responsible for judging the state of Panizza’s deteriorating mental health. From the opening of Psichopatia criminalis, Panizza creates the ­dialectic in his framing narrative by representing the voice of the first-­ person narrator as that of the chief psychiatrist for the German nation. This practitioner holds the view that German revolutionaries should be incarcerated and undergo psychiatric treatment as a new way to prevent civil

in A history of the case study
Health and social welfare of disadvantaged families in Brighton and Hastings
Kim Aumann and Angie Hart

families. Community partners and university-based partners have made significant contributions to conferences, journal articles, books and policy fora. In terms of summing up, Aumann and Hart note that: 173 MUP_Hall.indd 173 30/07/2013 17:16 case studies There have been policy changes at the university level in the form of increasing recognition of (through impact assessment), and support for, community–university partnerships. At the local level RT has been accepted into the mental health and child development training programmes. At a national level, the value of a

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Bonnie Evans

was particularly evident was the field of mental health. Inside the walls of long-stay mental health institutions, optimism was growing over the possibility of new treatments for schizophrenia and psychosis in adults, following the wide-scale implementation of electroconvulsive therapy and the first trials of drugs such as chlorpromazine. This promised revolutions in the asylum

in The metamorphosis of autism
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Linda Davies and Gemma Shields

undertake daily activities such as washing and dressing, how well they can get around and the pain they experience from mental or physical health symptoms. Defining healthcare costs Economic evaluations bring together data on healthcare benefits and costs. The type of costs required to undertake an economic evaluation in healthcare include: costs - the resources needed to treat an episode of illness, to • Direct monitor changes in health or to prevent health problems for example time and salary cost of a community mental health nurse. costs - the wide range of other

in A research handbook for patient and public involvement researchers
Matthew M. Heaton

their products treat and blurring the line between patient and market. 7 However, the pharmaceutical industry’s motivation for inserting itself into debates about mental health and illness is in many ways much more direct and its impact much more obvious than that of Elder Dempster. This chapter thus seeks to look ‘beyond the state’ by expanding upon the understanding of the indirect role that capitalist enterprises

in Beyond the state
Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya, William Davies, Sukhwant Dhaliwal, Emma Jackson, and Roiyah Saltus

elsewhere was ignored (see also Haylett, 2001 ). We also heard how assumptions about migrants being morally unsound could be a part of institutional decisions. In the following extract, John, a Birmingham migrant rights advocate, talks about the culture of disbelief within the asylum system and social care responses to asylum seekers and refugees, by describing his struggle to get a mental health assessment for an Iranian asylum seeker who was

in Go home?
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City DNA, public health and a new urban imaginary
Michael Keith and Andreza Aruska de Souza Santos

transformation. We have argued in this volume that this trap can be avoided by situating the particular within a complex systems framing that both surfaces the ethical choices that have structured the inequalities of the city and makes sense of the universal in the context of the path dependencies of the active and disruptive historicities and spatialities of the metropolis. So, for example, in this volume Wenceslau and Ortega foreground the geographies of the Brazilian city in structuring the propensities of mental health ( Chapter 7 ), and Soares its racist history ( Chapter

in Urban transformations and public health in the emergent city
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Balancing the self in the twentieth century
Mark Jackson and Martin D. Moore

, when Sigmund Freud emphasised the instinctive drive to maintain psychological stability, working through personal crises in order to balance and integrate competing facets of personality became a feature of psychological approaches to restoring emotional well-being, particularly at key transition points in the life course. 28 After the Second World War, clinical and pharmaceutical interest in the biochemical determinants of mental health led to the development and increasing consumption of antidepressants, which were

in Balancing the self