VULNERABILITY, RESILIENCE AND VICTIMHOOD
Paperback, 220 pages
Retail Price: $24.95
PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2016
A glimpse into the inner lives of psychiatrist Dr Ahmed’s patients in
the melting pot of outer Sydney. The stories vary from closet gay
Muslims, to health food fundamentalists.
It is an account of the modern condition viewed through the microcosm of
the consulting room. Funny, insightful, heartbreaking and inspiring,
this gripping book will entertain and challenge.
A terrific book here full of insight, information and highly interesting
people…gives the book a warm and beating heart. This is a very
important book…an insight into the fantastic variety of human responses
-- Gabrielle Lord, best-selling author
Society is stretching the definition of mental health. As Tanveer
notes, mental health has been equated with emotional distress. We are
changing our view of trauma, seeking counsellors for all occasions.
What’s going on? Tanveer’s case studies illuminate these trends. But
readers will find them interesting for their own sake, stories of
humanity. His book is nothing less than an account of how we live now:
from Mujahideen to Mcmansions. -- Bob Carr, former NSW Premier
Tanveer Ahmed’s Fragile Nation comes as revelation to me. I have
following his writing for many years and have always been impressed by
his knowledge, valuable insights and willingness to express unpopular
truths. But I was riveted by his stories of the people he cares for as a
psychiatrist working in Western Sydney: angry white men, alienated
youth seduced by Islam, damaged refugees, the children of tiger mothers.
Amazing people revealed with sensitivity and candour, blessedly free of
the ideological claptrap that often captures the saintly souls who work
in the helping professions. Here’s to Tanveer Ahmed – Australia’s
Theodore Dalrymple. -- Bettina Arndt, author and clinical psychologist.
Dr Ahmed argues clearly and forcefully for a less mechanistic and
bureaucratic psychiatry, which harms our culture and society as well as
individuals. His book will be unwelcome in the very circles where it is
most needed. --Theodore Dalrymple, UK Psychiatrist and Author
This is a fantastic read. Fragile Nation offers a compelling account of
the way that culture, morality and psychology intersect and influence
individual behaviour in a transnational world.
-- Frank Furedi, author and emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent, United Kingdom
Tanveer Ahmed is a Sydney based psychiatrist working in private
practice. He lives with his wife and two daughters. His first book is a
migration memoir titled The Exotic Rissole.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 08 November, 2016.