Psychological Anthropology Reconsidered

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Cambridge University Press, May 23, 1996 - Psychology - 308 pages
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John Ingham reviews recent developments in pyschological anthropology and argues for an eclectic approach that finds room for psychoanalytic, dialogical, and social perspectives on personality and culture. The argument is developed with special reference to human nature, child development, personality, and mental disorder, and it draws on studies set in many different cultures. He also shows the relevance of some recent work in psychoanalysis and child development to current concerns in anthropology with agency and rhetoric.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Human nature
21
Childhood
55
Personality
88
Depression and hysteria
115
Eccentricity and madness
144
Social psychology
167
Collective violence
196
Religion
222
Conclusion
247
Notes
252
References
261
Index
304
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Ingham is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota.