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Mental Disorder : Anthropological Insights (Hardcover) (Nichola Khan)

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This brief book introduces the ways in which contemporary anthropology engages with the "psych" disciplines: psychology, psychiatry, and medicine. Khan also widens the conversation by including the perspectives of epidemiologists, addiction and legal experts, journalists, filmmakers, activists, patients, and sufferers. New approaches to mental illness are situated in the context of historical, political, psychoanalytic, and postcolonial frameworks, allowing readers to understand how health, illness, normality, and abnormality are constructed and produced. Using case studies from a variety of regions, Khan explores what anthropologically informed psychology, psychiatry, and medicine can tell us about mental illness across cultures.

Number of Pages: 204.0
Genre: Psychology, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr Higher education
Author: Nichola Khan
Language: English
Street Date: November 25, 2016
TCIN: 51838445
UPC: 9781442635340
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-5314

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