Took part early 60's-massive change in the USA
Feminist and civil rights movements and political focus controlling the society
Anti-psychiatry introduced(Laing)- as many people disagreed with medical model to identify mental illnesses
Medical model is where there is thought to be a physical cause for everything.
Foucault thought the concept of mental illnesses were social constructs - innocent members of public being locked up and subjected to humane behaviour-freezing and straightjackets.