JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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Freaks, geniuses or biological citizens? Discourses of mental distress in British television documentaries

 

Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is interested in radical media criticism and British television. As the author of Madness, Power and the Media (Palgrave, 2009), he has also written extensively about cultural representations of health and illness and their intersection with discourses of gender, race and social class He can be contacted via his institutional website:

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