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New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

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Geoffrey M. White, Catherine A. Lutz, Roy G. D'Andrade, Janet Dixon Keller, Dorothy Holland, Peggy J. Miller, Lisa Hoogstra, Sara Harkness, James S. Chisholm, Carol M. Worthman, Bryon J. Good, Robert I. Levy, Nancy Scheper-Hughe, Katherine P. Ewing, Bertram J. Cohler, Vincent Crapanzano, George W. Stocking, Jr., Theodore Schwartz
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  • Date Published: January 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521426091

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  • The contributors to this state-of-the-art collection are prominent figures in psychological anthropology, and they write about recent developments in this field. Rooted in psychoanalytic psychology, the early practitioners in the forties and fifties concentrated on studying cross-cultural variation in child rearing practices. While tensions between individual experience and collective meanings are still central to psychological anthropology, alongside fresh versions of the psychoanalytic approaches, other approaches to the study of cognition, emotion, and ethnopsychology have been introduced. Psychological anthropology's present scope includes the psychology of cognition and affect, to which it has made substantial contributions.

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    "...state-of-the-art collection of papers by prominent scholars....This volume will interest many psychologists and social scientists concerned with clinical phenomena. It should also interest psychiatrists....a useful reference." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

    "...a thoughtful and thorough account of what anthropologists working in this area have come up with to date....Reading through this volume is to hear psychology in a new interpretive key....[T]hese rewards make the voyage of discovery that this book offers well worth the effort." Mark Glat, Contemporary Psychology

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    • Date Published: January 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521426091
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Geoffrey M. White and Catherine A. Lutz
    Part I. Cognition and Social Selves:
    1. Ethnopsychology Geoffrey M. White
    2. Cognitive anthropology Roy G. D'Andrade
    3. Schemes for schemata Janet Dixon Keller
    4. The woman who climbed up the house: some limitations of schema theory Dorothy Holland
    Part II. Learning to be Human:
    5. Language as tool in the socialization and apprehension of cultural meanings Peggy J. Miller and Lisa Hoogstra
    6. Human development in psychological anthropology Sara Harkness
    Part III. The Body's Person:
    7. Putting people in biology: toward a synthesis of biological and psychological anthropology James S. Chisholm
    8. Cupid and Psyche: investigative syncretism in biological and psychosocial anthropology Carol M. Worthman
    Part IV. Psychiatry and its Contexts:
    9. Culture and psychopathology: directions for psychiatric anthropology Bryon J. Good
    10. A prologue to a psychiatric anthropology Robert I. Levy
    11. Hungry bodies, medicine, and the state: toward a critical psychological anthropology Nancy Scheper-Hughes
    Part V. Psychoanalytic Approaches:
    12. Is psychoanalysis relevant for anthropology? Katherine P. Ewing
    13. Intent and meaning in psychoanalysis and cultural study Bertram J. Cohler
    14. Some thoughts on hermeneutics and psychoanalytic anthropology Vincent Crapanzano
    Part VI. Disciplinary Perspectives:
    15. Polarity and plurality: Franz Boas as psychological anthropologist George W. Stocking, Jr.
    16. Anthropology and psychology: an unrequited relationship Theodore Schwartz
    Index.

  • Editors

    Theodore Schwartz, University of California, San Diego

    Geoffrey M. White

    Catherine A. Lutz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Contributors

    Geoffrey M. White, Catherine A. Lutz, Roy G. D'Andrade, Janet Dixon Keller, Dorothy Holland, Peggy J. Miller, Lisa Hoogstra, Sara Harkness, James S. Chisholm, Carol M. Worthman, Bryon J. Good, Robert I. Levy, Nancy Scheper-Hughe, Katherine P. Ewing, Bertram J. Cohler, Vincent Crapanzano, George W. Stocking, Jr., Theodore Schwartz

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