A Disability of the Soul: An Ethnography of Schizophrenia and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan

A Disability of the Soul: An Ethnography of Schizophrenia and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan

by Karen Nakamura

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ISBN-13: 9780801478611
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 06/13/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Karen Nakamura is Associate Professor of Anthropology and East Asian Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Deaf in Japan: Signing and the Politics of Identity (winner of the Association for Asian Studies's John Whitney Hall Book Prize) and A Disability of the Soul: An Ethnography of Schizophrenia and Mental Illness in Contemporary Japan, both from Cornell.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Arrivals Life Story 1. Memory and Catharsis: Kiyoshi's Story Chapter 2. Psychiatry in Japan Life Story 2. Coming of Age in Japan: Rika's Story Chapter 3. Christianity in Japan and the Establishment of Hokkaido

Chapter 4. The Founding of Bethel Life Story 3. UFOs and Other Mass Delusions: Kohei’s Story Chapter 5. The Doctor and the Hospital Life Story 4. 37 Years of Institutionalization: Why Did Yuzuru Never Want to Leave the Hospital? Chapter 6. Bethel Therapies Life Story 5. Peer Support and a Meaningful Life: Gen’s Story Chapter 7. Departures Chapter 8. Beyond Bethel: A Postscript Notes
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