Expanding the work of the clinics
Caroline Rusterholz

on family relations and familial environment as key influences on an individual's behaviour and mental health. 14 Social psychiatry and psychology had great impact on the Eugenics Society, in particular its secretary C. P. Blacker, who was a close friend of Malleson. The latter was a keen supporter of the use of psychological frameworks. 15 In 1935 she had already recognised the necessity to expand the work of the clinics towards the incorporation of advice on sexual

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Simona Giordano

NCDs listed in 1998 were (WHO 1998a: 14): • cardiovascular diseases; • hypertension; • stroke; • diabetes; • cancer; • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; • musculoskeletal conditions (such as arthritis and osteoporosis); • mental health conditions (mostly dementia and depression); • blindness and visual impairment. In 2002 the WHO again reported that NCDs may be significant and costly causes of disability and reduced quality of life (WHO 2002a: 34), and can be expensive to treat and long-lasting (WHO 2002b). More recent research, however, amends the picture

in The freedom of scientific research
Duncan Wilson

leaders’.68 In regional and national meetings and its dedicated journal Contact, the IRM encouraged collaboration between doctors and clergymen on subjects such as ‘decisions about life and death, the care of the dying, the role of religion in mental health, abortion, medical education, casework and counselling, ethical decision-making, counselling the bereaved, groups and teams in medicine and ministry’.69 Ramsey was also involved with the London Medical Group (LMG), which was one of the most significant examples of ‘doctor 74 The making of British bioethics clergy

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Everyday trajectories of activism
Hilary Pilkington

producing leaflets that could be put through letterboxes locally. Lisa does not work due to long-term mental health issues. She lives with her partner who encouraged her to join the EDL to ‘channel the anger’ that she was experiencing but whose own job in the public sector prevented her having any personal association with the movement. Paths into the EDL Explanations of receptivity to far right extremism at the individual level have sought to identify vulnerable personality ‘types’. Theories of a fascist personality type, first found in the work of Reich and Fromm and

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mental health problems. The creation of the NHS and post-war welfare state brought political attention to these populations, just as new techniques for assessing mortality and morbidity drew medical interest to long-term conditions of the middle-aged. 5 Although government departments were absorbed with how the health and social services could care for ‘the chronic sick’ during the 1950s and early 1960s, epidemiologists, public health agencies, clinicians, laboratory researchers, and social medicine academics all began to consider the problems posed by ‘chronic

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Science shops and policy development
Eileen Martin, Emma McKenna, Henk Mulder, and Norbert Steinhaus

questions (such as, for example, the issue of local air quality) were the key elements of this EC call. The call was widely publicized by the network and a total of twenty-seven eligible applications were received, indicating the strength and diversity of the science shop movement, with four projects eventually being funded. These dealt with health effects of noise from wind turbines; cycling and air pollution; optimizing public transport for the elderly; and mental health care for immigrant communities. Even where these applications were unsuccessful, productive networks

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Trauma, dream and narrative
Victoria Best

hope of mental health, not just in the mind’s spectacular resources, nor in the infinite possibilities of narrative, but in the process of transformation between the two. Lambrichs’s work urges us to consider the alchemy of metamorphosis that takes place between inner and outer worlds, between experience and its internalisation, and between differing forms of symbolic representation, to discover to what extent we can truly possess our many lives. Notes  Louise L. Lambrichs, Journal d’Hannah (Paris: La Différence, ); A ton image (Paris: Olivier/Seuil, ). All

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
Fern Elsdon-Baker

public policies of enforced sterilisation that have affected potentially hundreds of thousands of people due to their race, ethnicity, gender or mental health status. However, in public perceptions of evolutionary science these societal issues clearly do (rightly) count, and will most likely 4 See www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fury-at-dna-pioneers-theory-africans-areless-intelligent-than-westerners-394898.html. Re-examining ‘creationist’ monsters 273 for some individuals, groups or communities play a role in the way in which people might perceive evolutionary

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Rethinking anarchist strategies
James Bowen

sometimes enormously. Interestingly, whilst social scientists are more receptive to the idea that radical change occurs during periods of rising expectations rather than increased immiseration, there is still largely a failure to acknowledge the possibility of fluctuating states of mental health and psychological preparedness to instigate social change on a micro-sociological level. All of these factors need to be considered in the light of the vast differences that exist within communities. Indeed, understanding the socio-psychological identity of a community is an

in Changing anarchism
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Translating globalised knowledge in performance
Simon Parry

destabilised by the way knowledge is unequally dispersed globally across diasporas and within multicultural cities. This section explores a project that also involved a collaborative theatrical re-problematisation where the development of biosocial alliances was made difficult by significant social, linguistic and cultural barriers that intersected with and to some extent correlated with different ways of knowing. Khat Out of Sight Out of Mind, a project developed in 2006, attempted to build networks around the hot issue of khat-chewing and mental health within the East

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