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Cultural Psychiatry & Medical Anthropology: An Introduction and Reader [Paperback]

Roland Littlewood , Simon Dein


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Sept. 13 2001 0485121395 978-0485121391
Cultural Psychiatry & Medical Anthropology is designed as a textbook for a rapidly expanding new field of interdisiplinary study. As well as a broad overview of the central themes and issues, the book brings together the key writings in the field since the late 19th century. Each of the extracts has been selected to ilustrate issues of contemprary interest - these include medicine and magic, sexuality, death, pyschosis, anxiety, symbols, mental disease, intoxicants, the status of normality, hysteria and suicide.

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'Through a major field, culltural psychiatry has been all to inaccessible for students, its key papers hidden away in obscure journals. But no more! This splendid reader, with its well chosen cast of classic texts, is the perfect solution." -Roy Porter

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Roland Littlewood is Professor of Anthropology and Pyschiatry at Unversity College London. Simon Dein is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Medicine at University College London, UK. He is author of

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