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Future Studies, Mental Health and the Question of Citizenship.

Morgan, P., Brannelly, P. and Eales, S., 2019. Future Studies, Mental Health and the Question of Citizenship. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 24 (1), 23-32.

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DOI: 10.1108/MHSI-11-2019-0038

Abstract

Purpose: This paper seeks to examine the value of utilising future studies to explore citizenship for people with mental health challenges. Design/methodology/approach: This paper critiques the discipline of future studies and considers it in the context of the citizenship and mental health literature. It explores how future studies can be utilised to promote marginalised voices, such as those of people with mental health challenges. Findings: Technology is leading to rapid change in society including what it means to be a citizen (Isin and Nielsen 2008; Isin and Ruppert 2015). Whilst citizenship has been promoted within mental health for a long time, change has been slow (Rowe and Davidson, 2016). In order to create inclusive opportunities for people with mental health challenges, any focus on citizenship in mental health needs to not only address the present time but to anticipate and influence future technological directions. Originality/value: This paper is original in bringing together mental health and the future impact on society of new technologies. It stands to offer a new perspective to discussions on citizenship.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2042-8316
Uncontrolled Keywords:Mental Health; Citizenship; Future Studies; Futurology
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:33072
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:22 Nov 2019 15:27
Last Modified:03 Feb 2020 12:27

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