Friday, October 8, 2021
Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness
Neurodiversity. Roy Richard Grinker writes about culture and mental illness from a place where he has lived at the intersection of both. In his book titled, Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness, Grinker explores changing attitudes about mental illness over time, and overlays his personal connection to the topic. As an anthropologist, Grinker brings an expertise about culture to the conversation. As the son and grandson of prominent psychiatrists, he knows the history of that profession from both an academic and personal perspective. Finally, as the father of a daughter with autism, he understands the spectrum that represents human neurodiversity. Grinker examines the aspect of stigma and examines the ways in which culture can transform. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Nobody’s Normal from amazon.com.