The social model of disability (SMD) has hitherto not fully considered the nature and extent of “sanism,” or psychiatric oppression, despite its emancipatory potential. Yet, there has been little debate about the applicability of this conjectural framework to mad activism. This paper raises these issues through the voice of those who are or have been on the receiving end of the mental health system. In so doing, it explores the multifaceted – common but distinct – concerns among disabled and mad people as a basis for prompting new, collaborative alliances in the reconciliation of humanity and its translation into a more truly pragmatic cosmopolitanism.
|Keywords:||Social Model of Disability (SMD), Madness, Mad Activism, Disability Rights Movement, Sanism (or Psychiatric Oppression), Ableism (or Disablement)|
Doctoral Student, Simon Fraser University, Canada
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