Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche
  • Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche
  • Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche

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by Ethan Watters
     
 

ISBN-10: 1416587098

ISBN-13: 9781416587095

Pub. Date: 03/22/2011

Publisher: Free Press

The most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture across the globe has not been our golden arches or our bomb craters, but our bulldozing of the human psyche itself. American-style depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anorexia have begun to spread around the world like contagions, and the virus is us. Traveling from Hong Kong to Sri

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Overview

The most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture across the globe has not been our golden arches or our bomb craters, but our bulldozing of the human psyche itself. American-style depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anorexia have begun to spread around the world like contagions, and the virus is us. Traveling from Hong Kong to Sri Lanka to Zanzibar to Japan, acclaimed journalist Ethan Watters witnesses firsthand how Western healers often steamroll indigenous expressions of mental health and madness and replace them with our own. In teaching the rest of the world to think like us, we have been homogenizing the way the world goes mad.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416587095
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
87,967
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Rise of Anorexia in Hong Kong 9

Chapter 2 The Wave That Brought PTSD to Sri Lanka 65

Chapter 3 The Shifting Mask of Schizophrenia in Zanzibar 127

Chapter 4 The Mega-Marketing of Depression in Japan 187

Conclusion The Global Economic Crisis and the Future of Mental Illness 249

Sources 257

Acknowledgments 293

Index 295

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