Book Review: Mad Matters: A Critical Reader in Canadian Mad Studies

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Shulan Tien


mad studies


Editors:  Brenda A. LeFrançois, Robert Menzies, and Geoffrey Reaume

Reviewer: Shulan Tien, PhD Candidate, Fu-Jen University, Taiwan

Publisher:  Toronto, Ontario, Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc., 2013

ISBN:  978-55130-534-9

Cost: Softcover, 394 pages, $49.95 CAD


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