Demons of the Mind:Psychiatry and Cinema in the Long-1960s

Snelson, Tim ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8282-2432, Macauley, William and Kirby, David Allen (2024) Demons of the Mind:Psychiatry and Cinema in the Long-1960s. Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9781474486439 (In Press)

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Abstract

In the 1960s, psychiatrists and psychologists intervened in and influenced cinema culture in unprecedented ways, changing how films were produced, censored, exhibited and received by audiences. Drawing upon extensive archival research undertaken during our AHRC-funded project, Demons of the Mind, this monograph provides the first interdisciplinary account of the complex contestations and cross-pollinations of the ‘psy’ sciences and cinema in Britain and America during the defining ‘long Sixties’ period of the late-1950s to early-1970s (Marwick 2005). This interdisciplinary book incorporates expertise from film studies, history of science and medicine, and science communication, and will be of interest to scholars and students working across these fields. The originality of this book is not solely its interdisciplinarity, but its interest not predominantly in representation, the focus of other books on cinema and the psy professions (Halliwell 2013; DeAngelis 2018), but in its emphasis on the concrete interactions between ideas and actors within the fields of mental health and media.

Item Type: Book
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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Film, Television and Media
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Heritage and History
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > East Anglian Film Archive
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Art History and World Art Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2023 01:32
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2023 02:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/93726
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