Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey

With a New Prologue by the Author

From the Prologue to the Percheron Press Edition . . .

“[A new] system [of social control] based on less coercive and more voluntary therapy has crystallized as trends toward individualism have intensified. The social structures that characterize the remainder of this century, and the accompanying social responses to mental illness that arise, remain to be seen.”

From the reviews . . .

“In presenting us with pieces of a theory explaining how social control works, Horwitz has contributed a thoroughly sociological analysis of mental disorder in societies.”
Peter Conrad in Social Forces

“[A] significant contribution to the study of mental illness. . . . [C]lear and forceful.”
Michael S. Goldstein in Contemporary Sociology

“I found The Social Control of Mental Illness to be extremely useful to me, both as a professional sourcebook . . . and in the classroom. I like it; students like it. I now have the opportunity of recommending it to colleagues.”
Carol A. B. Warren in Sociology and Social Research

“An intelligently conceived, well-written, and well-organized book about people who label other people mentally ill.”
Choice: Current Reviews of Academic Libraries

A volume in the series Foundations of Sociology

ISBN 978-0-9712427-6-0/paperback/240 pp./illus./July 2002/$45.00