publication . Article . 2018

The politics of the family: Laing and Esterson in context

Segal, Lynne;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2018
  • Publisher: The Association for Psychosocial Studies
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
It is always a good time to revisit the work of authors who become iconic of their time\ud and place, all the more so when they were critical in the development of one’s own\ud intellectual and political life. It is also an excellent time to revisit R. D. Laing’s and\ud Aaron Esterson’s Sanity, Madness and the Family when concern over the state of\ud ‘troubled families’ (Department for Communities and Local Government, 2014) is\ud high on our current Tory government’s agenda, while alarm over apparently everrising\ud levels of mental stress and ill health are ubiquitous. On the surface,\ud governments around the world have been busy measuring happiness; undernea...
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