Mental health and higher education: mapping field, consciousness and legitimation

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dc.contributor.author Brown, Brian J.
dc.contributor.author Baker, Sally
dc.contributor.author Fazey, John
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-15T10:36:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-15T10:36:30Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Brown, B.J., Baker, S. and Fazey, J (2006) Mental health and higher education: mapping field, consciousness and legitimation. Critical Social Policy, 26 (1), pp. 31-56. en
dc.identifier.issn 0261-0183
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/1687
dc.description.abstract Some UK academics have declared that they do not want higher education to become part of the social welfare system. In this article we review aspects of policy and practice that suggest that this has already happened. Explicit encouragement of people with mental health problems to undertake courses has proceeded alongside a number of initiatives to make higher education institutions better able to support students in difficulty, and new responsibilities are being unfolded for the staff. There is growing evidence that students' mental health problems are increasing. To make sense of the transformations in the topography of policy and in the consciousness it encourages, we make use of theoretical frameworks such as Bourdieu's notion of field and the generative work of Foucault and Rose, to examine the implications this has for the conceptualization of politics under New Labour and the implications this has for a newly recapitalized notion of responsible individuals. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage en
dc.subject Bourdieu en
dc.subject mental distress en
dc.subject universities en
dc.title Mental health and higher education: mapping field, consciousness and legitimation en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0261018306059765
dc.researchgroup Participation & Social Justice
dc.researchgroup Psychology
dc.researchgroup Health Policy
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.researchgroup Health Policy Research Unit


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