Empathy and healing : essays in medical and narrative anthropology /

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Main Author: Skultans, Vieda.
Format: Book
Published:New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Empathy and healing : aspects of spiritualist ritual
  • Bodily madness and the spread of the blush
  • The symbolic significance of menstruation and the menopause
  • Women and affliction in Maharstra : a hydraulic model of health and illness
  • Anthropology and psychiatry : the uneasy alliance
  • Remembering and forgetting : anthropology and psychiatry : the changing relationship
  • A historical disorder : neurasthenia and the testimony of lives in Latvia
  • Narratives of the body and history : illness in judgement on the Soviet past
  • From damaged nerves to masked depression : inevitability and hope in Latvian psychiatric narratives
  • Looking for a subject : Latvian memory and narrative
  • The expropriated harvest : narratives of deportation and collectivization in north-east Latvia
  • Narratives of landscape in Latvian history and memory
  • Arguing with the KGB archives : archival and narrative memory in post-Soviet Latvia
  • Varieties of deception and distrust : moral dilemmas in the ethnography of psychiatry.