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A Companion to Psychological Anthropology. Modernity and Psychocultural Change. Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology

  • ID: 4417315
  • Book
  • December 2004
  • 552 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The late twentieth century witnessed a rapid acceleration of globalizing processes, resulting in dramatic changes to the ways in which individuals experience emerging or dissolving cultural communities. It is therefore a critical time to highlight the work of psychocultural anthropology with its focus on cultural, psychological, and social interrelations at all levels and across cultures.
A Companion to Psychological Anthropology is a groundbreaking volume that brings together leading scholars for a first definitive overview of contemporary ethnographic work and the processes of global change. The
Companion is an essential resource for teachers and students, as well as scholars, policy makers, and social service.
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Synopsis of Contents x

Notes on Contributors xvii

Acknowledgments xxv

Introduction 1

Part I Sensing, Feeling, and Knowing 15

1 Time and Consciousness 17
Kevin Birth

2 An Anthropology of Emotion 30
Charles Lindholm

3 "Effort After Meaning" in Everyday Life 48
Linda C. Garro

4 Culture and Learning 72
Patricia M. Greenfield

5 Dreaming in a Global World 90
Douglas Hollan

6 Memory and Modernity 103
Jennifer Cole

Part II Language and Communication 121

7 Narrative Transformations 123
James M. Wilce, Jr.

8 Practical Logic and Autism 140
Elinor Ochs and Olga Solomon

9 Disability: Global Languages and Local Lives 168
Susan Reynolds Whyte

Part III Ambivalence, Alienation, and Belonging 183

10 Identity 185
Daniel T. Linger

11 Self and Other in an "Amodern" World 201
A. David Napier

12 Immigrant Identities and Emotion 225
Katherine Pratt Ewing

13 Emotive Institutions 241
Geoffrey M. White

14 Urban Fear of Crime and Violence in Gated Communities 255
Setha M. Low

15 Race: Local Biology and Culture in Mind 274
Atwood D. Gaines

16 Unbound Subjectivities and New Biomedical Technologies 298
Margaret Lock

17 Globalization, Childhood, and Psychological Anthropology 315
Thomas S. Weisner and Edward D. Lowe

18 Drugs and Modernization 337
Michael Winkelman and Keith Bletzer

19 Ritual Practice and Its Discontents 358
Don Seeman

20 Spirit Possession 374
Erika Bourguignon

21 Witchcraft and Sorcery 389
René Devisch

Part IV Aggression, Dominance, and Violence 417

22 Genocide and Modernity 419
Alexander Laban Hinton

23 Corporate Violence 436
Howard F. Stein

24 Political Violence 453
Christopher J. Colvin

25 The Politics of Remorse 469
Nancy Scheper–Hughes

Afterword 495
Catherine Lutz

Index 499

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Conerly Casey
Robert B. Edgerton
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