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Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology Schizophrenia, Culture, and Subjectivity: The Edge of Experience

by Janis Hunter (Case Western Reserve University, Ohio) Jenkins

Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology Schizophrenia, Culture, and Subjectivity: The Edge of Experience Synopsis

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.

Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology Schizophrenia, Culture, and Subjectivity: The Edge of Experience Press Reviews

'... the book is a superb achievement, and should become essential reading for students of mind and culture alike.' Anthropos This book stimulates the interest of clinicians to understand the distinctive configuration of cultural influences at play in their patient's context. The book is a great resource for all mental health professionals seeking to understand culture and subjective experience in schizophrenia. Psychiatric Services, Jagannathan Srinivasaraghavan, M.D. This major work on schizophrenia brings together psychiatrists, psychologists, anthropologists and one historian to address how culture is manifest in and part of mental illness, specifically and for good reason, schizophrenia. Peter Trnka, Metapsychology Online Reviews

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521536417
Publication date: 17th November 2003
Author: Janis Hunter (Case Western Reserve University, Ohio) Jenkins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 382 pages
Categories: Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Medical anthropology, Psychology, Psychiatry,

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