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

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Overview


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520224803
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/3/2001
  • Edition description: 20TH ANNIVERSARY
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 417
  • Sales rank: 1,128,708
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author


Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the doctoral program in Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her many publications include two books published by California, the award-winning Death without Weeping (1992) and Small Wars (1998).
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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 Ireland 2
Introduction: Mental Illness and Irish Culture 58
Ch. 1 In Space and in Time 76
Ch. 2 The People Left Behind 94
Ch. 3 Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics 134
Ch. 4 Brothers, Sisters, and Other Lovers: Marriage, Celibacy, and Relations Between the Sexes 172
Ch. 5 Problems in Rural Irish Socialization 222
Ch. 6 "Breeding Breaks Out in the Eye of the Cat": Sex Roles, Birth Order, and the Irish Double Bind 262
Concluding Observations: Toward a Responsive Human Community 296
Epilogue: Crediting An Clochan 308
App. A TAT Card Descriptions and Sample Picture 329
App. B Draw-a-Person Test Responses 331
App. C TAT Responses: "Jimmy Hennesy" 332
App. D: Tables 335
Notes 345
Glossary of Irish Terms and Place Names 361
Bibliography 363
Index 383
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