Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland

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University of California Press, 2001 - 389 páginas
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TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, UPDATED AND EXPANDED

When Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics was published twenty years ago, it became an instant classic--a beautifully written study tracing the social disintegration of "Ballybran," a small village on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland. In this richly detailed and sympathetic book, Nancy Scheper-Hughes explores the symptoms of the community's decline: emigration, malaise, unwanted celibacy, damaging patterns of childrearing, fear of intimacy, suicide, and schizophrenia. Following a recent return to "Ballybran," Scheper-Hughes reflects in a new preface and epilogue on the well-being of the community and on her attempts to reconcile her responsibility to honest ethnography with respect for the people who shared their homes and their secrets with her.

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I'm not used to reading Nancy's work and sensing a hint of doubt in her narrative voice, but that's precisely why t his book is important. A lot of the "perhaps" and "I am not trained in psychological ... Leer reseña completa

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Good material to learn from, especially in light of reading about the aftermath of the publication and how this reflects upon anthropological research in current times. Leer reseña completa

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Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the doctoral program in Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her many publications include two books published by California, the award-winning Death without Weeping (1992) and Small Wars (1998).

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