Culture and Depression Studies in the Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Psychiatry of Affect and Disorder

ISBN-10: 0520058836

ISBN-13: 9780520058835

Edition: 1985

Authors: Arthur Kleinman, Byron J. Good

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Some of the most innovative and provocative work on the emotions and illness is occurring in cross-cultural research on depression. Culture and Depression presents the work of anthropologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists who examine the controversies, agreements, and conceptual and methodological problems that arise in the course of such research. A book of enormous depth and breadth of discussion, Culture and Depression enriches the cross-cultural study of emotions and mental illness and leads it in new directions. It commences with a historical study followed by a series of anthropological accounts that examine the problems that arise when depression is assessed in other cultures. This is a work of impressive scholarship which demonstrates that anthropological approaches to affect and illness raise central questions for psychiatry and psychology, and that cross-cultural studies of depression raise equally provocative questions for anthropology.
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1985
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/19/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Arthur Kleinmanis Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University;Yunxiang Yanis a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles;Jing Junis a Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing);Sing Leeis a Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong;Everett Zhangis a Professor at Princeton University;Pan Tianshuis a Professor at Fudan University (Shanghai);Wu FeiandGuo Jinhuaare Professors at Peking University (Beijing).

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