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Schizophrenia, Culture, and Subjectivity The Edge of Experience by Janis Hunter (Case Western Reserve University, Ohio) Jenkins


Schizophrenia, Culture, and Subjectivity The Edge of Experience by Janis Hunter (Case Western Reserve University, Ohio) Jenkins

This volume brings together a number of the foremost scholars - anthropologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and historians - studying schizophrenia, its subjective dimensions, and the cultural processes through which these are experienced. Based on research undertaken in Australia, Bangladesh, Borneo, Canada, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, the United States and Zanzibar, it also incorporates a critical analysis of World Health Organization cross-cultural findings. Contributors share an interest in subjective and interpretive aspects of illness, but all work with a concept of schizophrenia that addresses its biological dimensions. The volume is of interest to scholars in the social and human sciences for the theoretical attention given to the relationship between culture and subjectivity. Multidisciplinary in design, it is written in a style accessible to a diverse readership, including undergraduate students. It is of practical relevance not only to psychiatrists, but also to all mental health professionals.


'... the book is a superb achievement, and should become essential reading for students of mind and culture alike.'

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Publication date

17th November 2003


Janis Hunter (Case Western Reserve University, Ohio) Jenkins

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Cambridge University Press


382 pages


Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
Medical anthropology



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