Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche

by Ethan Watters
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Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781416587095
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 03/22/2011
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 270,938
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ethan Watters is the author of Urban Tribes, an examination of the mores of the "never-marrieds," and the coauthor of Making Monsters, a groundbreaking indictment of the recovered memory movement. A frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Discover, Men's Journal, Wired, and This American Life, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.

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I bought this book for my psychology class and it is quite interesting. A different way to look at our world
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