By Vieda Skultans, John Cox

Written predominantly for these operating within the psychological overall healthiness companies, this ebook goals to increase the speculation and perform of psychiatry. The chapters discover the tradition of psychiatry in addition to looking to reaffirm the significance of anthropology for realizing psychiatric perform and mental problems in either socio-historical and person contexts. the advance and use of psychiatric diagnostic different types, the character of expressed emotion inside cross-cultural contexts and the non secular context of perceptions of pathological behaviour are all refracted via an anthropological standpoint. the second one a part of this ebook focuses scientific functions.

Show description

Read or Download Anthropological Approaches to Psychological Medicine: Crossing Bridges PDF

Similar psychiatry books

The Head Trip: Adventures on the Wheel of Consciousness

A global instantaneously well-known and unimaginably unusual exists throughout us–and inside of us. it's the global of recognition, a protean psychological panorama that every people is familiar with in detail in bits and items but is familiar with in its totality scarcely in any respect. Tied to the physique and the mind, awareness is still past our skill to degree or quantify.

Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Problems

Univ. of Kansas, Kansas urban. offers an outline of fit improvement from infancy to preadolescence. utilizing a step by step technique, textual content covers the psychopathology of dangers and protecting elements, the transparent formula of remedies and ambitions, and instructions for perform. includes case reports. Written for clinicians and others operating with little ones.

Anthropological Approaches to Psychological Medicine: Crossing Bridges

Written predominantly for these operating within the psychological healthiness companies, this e-book goals to increase the speculation and perform of psychiatry. The chapters discover the tradition of psychiatry in addition to looking to reaffirm the significance of anthropology for knowing psychiatric perform and mental problems in either socio-historical and person contexts.

Additional resources for Anthropological Approaches to Psychological Medicine: Crossing Bridges

Example text

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. INTRODUCTION 37 Strathern, M. ’ Current Anthropology 28, 3, 251–281. Taylor, C. (1989) Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Turner, V. (1967) The Forest of Symbols: Aspects of Ndembu Ritual. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. B. (1958) The Origins of Culture. New York: Harper Row. Unschuld, P. (1985) Medicine in China. A History of Ideas. Berkeley: University of California Press. Van Gennep, A. (1977/1905) Rites of Passage.

For the medical background of the early anthropologists, see Skultans (Chapter 3). Freud made extensive use of the highly speculative anthropology of his day. He drew especially upon the work of James Frazer and William Robertson Smith. In Totem and Taboo he quotes from Frazer’s The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings to support his view that human beings are inherently anarchic. He draws upon Robertson Smith’s wholly unfounded belief that sacrifice is the central component of all primitive religions.

In Totem and Taboo he quotes from Frazer’s The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings to support his view that human beings are inherently anarchic. He draws upon Robertson Smith’s wholly unfounded belief that sacrifice is the central component of all primitive religions. For a fuller discussion of these intellectual borrowings see Rieff’s Freud The Mind of the Moralist (1961). For a discussion of the way in which cultural explanations function as stereotypes of ethnic groups and have come to replace racial stereotypes, see Fernando (1988) and Nazroo (1997).

Download PDF sample

Download Anthropological Approaches to Psychological Medicine: by Vieda Skultans, John Cox PDF
Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 43 votes