Title

Fleeing the city within: a mental health perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Sweeney, D & Pollard, DA 2002, 'Fleeing the city within: a mental health perspective', Transformations, vol 2, pp 1-9.

Published version available from:

http://www.transformationsjournal.org/journal/issue_02/editorial.shtml

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This paper examines the mentally ill as a subculture residing within the alternative cultural landscape of Byron Bay. The positioning of the mentally ill as a subculture is an intentional feature of the investigation which aims to view the mentally ill as culturally unique. Drawing on the work of Baldwin, Longhurst, McCracken, Ogborn and Smith (1998), and focussing specifically on their treatment of subcultures, the paper will explore the relationships which exist between the mentally ill and mainstream society.