New Directions in Psychological Anthropology / Edition 1

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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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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.
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