Psychological Anthropology: A Reader on Self in Culture

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Robert A. LeVine
John Wiley & Sons, May 10, 2010 - Social Science - 408 pages
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Psychological Anthropology: A Reader in Self in Culture presents a selection of readings from recent and classical literature with a rich diversity of insights into the individual and society.
  • Presents the latest psychological research from a variety of global cultures
  • Sheds new light on historical continuities in psychological anthropology
  • Explores the cultural relativity of emotional experience and moral concepts among diverse peoples, the Freudian influence and recent psychoanalytic trends in anthropology
  • Addresses childhood and the acquisition of culture, an ethnographic focus on the self as portrayed in ritual and healing, and how psychological anthropology illuminates social change
 

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Contents

The Polish Peasant in Europe and America
18
A Population Perspective
55
Moral Discourse and the Rhetoric of Emotion
68
Kalis Tongue
83
Shame and Guilt in Japan
102
Introduction to Culture and Depression
112
Dramas of the Psyche in Cultural Context
119
Is the Oedipus Complex Universal?
131
A Chinese
193
ParentChild Communication Problems and the Perceived
220
Strategies Defenses
241
Sambia NoseBleeding Rites and Male Proximity to Women
269
CrossCultural Differences in the Self
295
Clinical Paradigm Clashes
309
Psychosocial Processes in History and Social Transformation
325
Maternal Behavior and Child Environments
345

Dreams of a Bereaved Father
154
Ghosts Grief and Reminiscences
165
The Role of Communication
177
Culture Charisma and Consciousness
365
Index
378
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Robert A. LeVine is Roy E. Larsen Professor of Education and Human Development, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He is author or editor of numerous books and articles, including most recently, Anthropology and Child Development (Blackwell, 2008, with Rebecca New), and is the recipient of both the Career Contribution Award from the Society for Psychological Anthropology and the Distinguished Contributions Award from the American Educational Research Association.

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