How colonialism and capitalism helped place a stigma on mental illness

He argues, as the French philosopher Michel Foucault did before him, that the birth of stigma is inseparable from the birth of capitalism, of colonialism, of industrialization and of the slave trade. Stigma, in other words, consists of the act of branding, which, in the case of enslavement, could be literal. In creating labels such … Continue reading How colonialism and capitalism helped place a stigma on mental illness