Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, Updated and Expanded / Edition 1

Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland, Twentieth Anniversary Edition, Updated and Expanded / Edition 1

by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520224809

ISBN-13: 9780520224803

Pub. Date: 01/03/2001

Publisher: University of California Press


TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, UPDATED AND EXPANDED

When Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics was published twenty years ago, it became an instant classic—a beautifully written study tracing the social disintegration of "Ballybran," a small village on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. In this richly detailed and sympathetic book, Nancy Scheper-Hughes

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TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, UPDATED AND EXPANDED

When Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics was published twenty years ago, it became an instant classic—a beautifully written study tracing the social disintegration of "Ballybran," a small village on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. In this richly detailed and sympathetic book, Nancy Scheper-Hughes explores the symptoms of the community's decline: emigration, malaise, unwanted celibacy, damaging patterns of childrearing, fear of intimacy, suicide, and schizophrenia. Following a recent return to "Ballybran," Scheper-Hughes reflects in a new preface and epilogue on the well-being of the community and on her attempts to reconcile her responsibility to honest ethnography with respect for the people who shared their homes and their secrets with her.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520224803
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/03/2001
Edition description:
20TH ANNIVERSARY
Pages:
417
Sales rank:
319,881
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface to the Y2000 Edition
Preface to the 1982 Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Prologue to the Original 1977 Edition
Prologue: Writing Ireland2
Introduction: Mental Illness and Irish Culture58
Ch. 1In Space and in Time76
Ch. 2The People Left Behind94
Ch. 3Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics134
Ch. 4Brothers, Sisters, and Other Lovers: Marriage, Celibacy, and Relations Between the Sexes172
Ch. 5Problems in Rural Irish Socialization222
Ch. 6"Breeding Breaks Out in the Eye of the Cat": Sex Roles, Birth Order, and the Irish Double Bind262
Concluding Observations: Toward a Responsive Human Community296
Epilogue: Crediting An Clochan308
App. ATAT Card Descriptions and Sample Picture329
App. BDraw-a-Person Test Responses331
App. CTAT Responses: "Jimmy Hennesy"332
App. D: Tables335
Notes345
Glossary of Irish Terms and Place Names361
Bibliography363
Index383

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