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    Yazar, Jale and Littlewood, Roland 2001. Against Over-Interpretation: the Understanding of Pain Amongst Turkish and Kurdish Speakers in London. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Vol. 47, Issue. 2, p. 20.

    Weiss, Mitchell G. Jadhav, Sushrut Raguram, R. Vounatsou, Penelope and Littlewood, Roland 2001. Psychiatric stigma across cultures: Local validation in Bangalore and London. Anthropology & Medicine, Vol. 8, Issue. 1, p. 71.

    Yelvington, Kevin A. 2001. The Anthropology of Afro-Latin America and the Caribbean: Diasporic Dimensions. Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 30, Issue. 1, p. 227.

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    Lipsedge, Maurice 2003. Jonathan Martin: Prophet and incendiary. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Vol. 6, Issue. 1, p. 59.

    CARDEÑA, IVETTE 2003. On humour and pathology: The role of paradox and absurdity for ideological survival. Anthropology & Medicine, Vol. 10, Issue. 1, p. 115.

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The first new religion in the Caribbean since Rastafari, the Earth People draw on West African sources, assert a renascent African identity, and celebrate female creativity. They argue that Black people are the guardians of a natural environment, which is constantly under threat from European science. In this 1993 book, Dr Littlewood, who is both a psychiatrist and a social anthropologist, criticizes received ideas about pathology and creativity. The founder's ideas emerged in her experience of cerebral disease, and Dr Littlewood shows how the Earth People reinterpret radical personal experiences to build a community. While naturalistic and personalistic interpretations of human life are both valid and necessary, neither can be reduced to the other.


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