Feminism & Psychology
Review by Kareen Malone of the Après Coup Psychoanalytic Association
"Haaken attends to how histories of gender, colonization and race display the myriad ways that suffering, especially of the variety that PTSD touches upon, is diminished within psychiatry as a plausible psychosocial issue affecting the experiences of individuals and groups whilst inflecting the historical moment, at any given time."
Trauma and the Politics of Diagnosis: Janice Haaken, PhD
Awais Aftab, MD, interviews Jan for the series "Conversations in Clinical Psychology," which explores critical and philosophical perspectives in psychiatry and engages with prominent commentators within and outside the profession who have made meaningful criticisms of the status quo.
Against the Current
Exploring PTSD Politics
"Her new book explores the introduction of PTSD the concept, the political movement that gave rise to it, its potential as political critique and its subsequent taming."
Awry: Journal of Critical Psychology
Book Review by Emaline Friedman
"Another goal of the book is to interrogate psychiatry, holding up a mirror to it by diagnosing PTSD itself as a symptom of crisis in psychiatry."
Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society
Book Review by Marshall Alcorn
"'Trauma’ may perhaps be the most socially impactful concept of the 20th century, casting its influence increasingly into the 21st century. Refreshingly, Haaken does not situate her analysis with reference to the usual embittered debates that now surround the diagnostic concept and category of trauma."