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


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: 911,015
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
List of Tablesxi
Preface to the Y2000 Editionxiii
Preface to the 1982 Paperback Editionxv
Acknowledgmentsxxiii
Prologue to the Original 1977 Editionxxvii
Prologue: Writing Ireland2
Introduction: Mentall Illness and Irish Culture58
Chapter 1In Space and in Time76
Chapter 2The People Left Behind94
Chapter 3Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics134
Chapter 4Brothers, Sisters, and Other Lovers: Marriage, Celibacy, and Relations Between the Sexes172
Chapter 5Problems in Rural Irish Socialization222
Chapter 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
Appendices
A.TAT Card Descriptions and Sample Picture329
B.Draw-a-Person Test Responses331
C.TAT Responses: "Jimmy Hennesy"332
D.Tables335
Notes345
Glossary of Irish Terms and Place Names361
Bibliography363
Index383

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