Daniel Nehring and Ashley Frawley

Social Science Space blogger Daniel Nehring is an associate professor of sociology at East China University of Science and Technology. He is an editor of "Therapeutic Cultures," a new book series published by Routledge. Ashley Frawley is a senior lecturer in public health, policy and social sciences at the University of Swansea.

Britain’s Mental Health Crisis, Mindfulness and the Sociological Imagination

The popularization of mindfulness, write Daniel Nehring and Ashley Frawley, cannot just be understood as a recent response to public perceptions of a mental health crisis. Rather, it is the result of developments in academic psychology, in its clinical uses in psychotherapy, and in its growing commercial exploitation from the 1980s onwards.

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