Our Most Troubling Madness

Author : Prof. T.M. Luhrmann
ISBN : 9780520964945
Genre : Social Science
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Schizophrenia has long puzzled researchers in the fields of psychiatric medicine and anthropology. Why is it that the rates of developing schizophrenia—long the poster child for the biomedical model of psychiatric illness—are low in some countries and higher in others? And why do migrants to Western countries find that they are at higher risk for this disease after they arrive? T. M. Luhrmann and Jocelyn Marrow argue that the root causes of schizophrenia are not only biological, but also sociocultural. This book gives an intimate, personal account of those living with serious psychotic disorder in the United States, India, Africa, and Southeast Asia. It introduces the notion that social defeat—the physical or symbolic defeat of one person by another—is a core mechanism in the increased risk for psychotic illness. Furthermore, “care-as-usual” treatment as it occurs in the United States actually increases the likelihood of social defeat, while “care-as-usual” treatment in a country like India diminishes it.
Category: Social Science

Us Relatives

Author : Nurit Bird-David
ISBN : 9780520293403
Genre : Social Science
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Anthropologists have long looked to forager-cultivator cultures for insights into human lifeways. But they have often not been attentive enough to locals’ horizons of concern and to the enormous disparity in population size between these groups and other societies. Us, Relatives explores how scalar blindness skews our understanding of these cultures and the debates they inspire. Drawing on her long-term research with a community of South Asian foragers, Nurit Bird-David provides a scale-sensitive ethnography of these people as she encountered them in the late 1970s and reflects on the intellectual journey that led her to new understandings of their lifeways and horizons. She elaborates on indigenous modes of “being many” that have been eclipsed by scale-blind anthropology, which generally uses its large-scale conceptual language of persons, relations, and ethnic groups for even tiny communities. Through the idea of pluripresence, Bird-David reveals a mode of plural life that encompasses a diversity of humans and nonhumans through notions of kinship and shared life. She argues that this mode of belonging subverts the modern ontological touchstone of “imagined communities,” rooted not in sameness among dispersed strangers but in intimacy among relatives of infinite diversity.
Category: Social Science

Menschenarten

Author : Ian Hacking
ISBN : 9783905933024
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Die Krisis Der Europ Ischen Wissenschaften Und Die Transzendentale Ph Nomenologie

Author : Edmund Husserl
ISBN : 3787312978
Genre : Neuzeit Begriff
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In seiner letzten Schrift unternimmt Husserl den Versuch, auf dem Wege einer teleologisch-historischen Besinnung auf die Ursprünge unserer kritischen wissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Situation die Notwendigkeit einer transzendentalphänomenologischen Umwendung der Philosophie zu begründen. Er geht von seinem Begriff der 'Lebenswelt' aus und entwickelt eine auf diesen Zentralbegriff seiner Spätphilosophie gegründete eigenständige Einleitung in die transzendentale Phänomenologie.
Category: Neuzeit Begriff

Traum Und Mythus

Author : Karl Abraham
ISBN : 9783864034954
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Nachdruck des Originals 1909. Karl Abraham (1877-1925) war Neurologe und Psychiater. Er war ein Sch ler Sigmund Freuds und nahm an dessen so genannter Mittwochsvereinigung" in Wien teil, bevor er sich 1908 in Berlin als Nervenarzt niederlie .
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Denken Wie Ein Neandertaler

Author : Thomas Wynn
ISBN : 3805346042
Genre : Science
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The Neanderthal was more similar to us modern man than we think, he was not a primitive Caveman. He had his own language and a large, if not even sophisticated vocabulary. Archeological findings show that the Neanderthals were capable of complex technical process and that most of his life he spent in a small family group. The authors Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge give a fascinating insight into the real life and culture of the Neanderthal.
Category: Science

German In 10 Minutes A Day

Author : Kristine Kershul
ISBN : 0944502202
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Designed for a holiday or a move to Germany, this language tutor suggests that just 10 minutes each day should be sufficient to provide the reader with a grasp of the language. It offers 23 easy steps to acquiring a working vocabulary, together with some practical and cultural tips.
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