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New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

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Geoffrey M. White, Catherine A. Lutz, Roy G. D'Andrade, Janet Dixon Keller, Dorothy Holland, Peggy J. Miller, Lisa Hoogstra, Sara Harkness, James S. Chisholm, Carol M. Worthman, Bryon J. Good, Robert I. Levy, Nancy Scheper-Hughe, Katherine P. Ewing, Bertram J. Cohler, Vincent Crapanzano, George W. Stocking, Jr., Theodore Schwartz
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  • Date Published: January 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521426091

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  • The field of psychological anthropology has changed a great deal since the 1940s and 1950s, when it was often known as 'Culture and Personality Studies'. Rooted in psychoanalytic psychology, its early practitioners sought to extend that psychology through the study of cross-cultural variation in personality and child-rearing practices. Psychological anthropology has since developed in a number of new directions. Tensions between individual experience and collective meanings remain as central to the field as they were fifty years ago, but, alongside fresh versions of the psychoanalytic approach, other approaches to the study of cognition, emotion, the body, and the very nature of subjectivity have been introduced. And in the place of an earlier tendency to treat a 'culture' as an undifferentiated whole, psychological anthropology now recognizes the complex internal structure of cultures. The contributors to this state-of-the-art collection are all leading figures in contemporary psychological anthropology, and they write abour recent developments in the field. Sections of the book discuss cognition, developmental psychology, biology, psychiatry, and psychoanalysis, areas that have always been integral to psychological anthropology but which are now being transformed by new perspectives on the body, meaning, agency and communicative practice.

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    • Date Published: January 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521426091
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Geoffrey M. White and Catherine A. Lutz
    Part I. Cognition and Social Selves:
    1. Ethnopsychology Geoffrey M. White
    2. Cognitive anthropology Roy G. D'Andrade
    3. Schemes for schemata Janet Dixon Keller
    4. The woman who climbed up the house: some limitations of schema theory Dorothy Holland
    Part II. Learning to be Human:
    5. Language as tool in the socialization and apprehension of cultural meanings Peggy J. Miller and Lisa Hoogstra
    6. Human development in psychological anthropology Sara Harkness
    Part III. The Body's Person:
    7. Putting people in biology: toward a synthesis of biological and psychological anthropology James S. Chisholm
    8. Cupid and Psyche: investigative syncretism in biological and psychosocial anthropology Carol M. Worthman
    Part IV. Psychiatry and its Contexts:
    9. Culture and psychopathology: directions for psychiatric anthropology Bryon J. Good
    10. A prologue to a psychiatric anthropology Robert I. Levy
    11. Hungry bodies, medicine, and the state: toward a critical psychological anthropology Nancy Scheper-Hughes
    Part V. Psychoanalytic Approaches:
    12. Is psychoanalysis relevant for anthropology? Katherine P. Ewing
    13. Intent and meaning in psychoanalysis and cultural study Bertram J. Cohler
    14. Some thoughts on hermeneutics and psychoanalytic anthropology Vincent Crapanzano
    Part VI. Disciplinary Perspectives:
    15. Polarity and plurality: Franz Boas as psychological anthropologist George W. Stocking, Jr.
    16. Anthropology and psychology: an unrequited relationship Theodore Schwartz
    Index.

  • Editors

    Theodore Schwartz, University of California, San Diego

    Geoffrey M. White

    Catherine A. Lutz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Contributors

    Geoffrey M. White, Catherine A. Lutz, Roy G. D'Andrade, Janet Dixon Keller, Dorothy Holland, Peggy J. Miller, Lisa Hoogstra, Sara Harkness, James S. Chisholm, Carol M. Worthman, Bryon J. Good, Robert I. Levy, Nancy Scheper-Hughe, Katherine P. Ewing, Bertram J. Cohler, Vincent Crapanzano, George W. Stocking, Jr., Theodore Schwartz

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