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The Disordered Body
The Disordered Body (November 1999)
Epidemic Disease and Cultural Transformation
Suzanne E. Hatty - Author
James Hatty - Author

A fascinating look at how three epidemics of the medieval and Early Renaissance period in Western Europe shaped and altered conceptions of the human body in ways that continue today.

The Disordered Body presents a fascinating look at how three epidemics of the medieval and Early Renaissance period in Western Europe shaped and altered conceptions of the human body in ways that continue today. Authors Suzanne E. Hat...(Read More)
 
 
Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain
Biocultural Dimensions of Chronic Pain (November 1995)
Implications for Treatment of Multi-Ethnic Populations
Maryann S. Bates - Author

Based on qualitative and quantitative studies in the United States and Puerto Rico, this book demonstrates the significant effect of patients' and health care providers' ethnic and cultural backgrounds on chronic pain.
"What I like most about this book is that first it addresses an important issue: the role of ethnicity and culture in chronic pain.. Much of what Bates says also applies not only to chronic disease but virtually all types ...(Read More)
 
 
Ethnopsychiatry
Ethnopsychiatry (August 1992)
The Cultural Construction of Professional and Folk Psychiatries
Atwood D. Gaines - Editor

This book outlines a "new ethnopsychiatry," one that considers popular or folk ethnomedicines and professional psychiatric systems in the same discourse, effacing the traditional distinction between psychiatry and ethnopsychiatry. The essays in this volume are from a diverse, interdisciplinary group representing history, psychology, sociology, and medicine, as well as anthropology. The author view both ethnomedical practices and illness as ...(Read More)
 
 
Aging and Menopause Among Indian South African Women
Aging and Menopause Among Indian South African Women (October 1990)
Brian M. du Toit - Author

"Dr. du Toit's study of the aging process and climacteric experience is set in the context of the cultural experience and life meanings of Indian South African women. His book touches upon issues related not only to the history, social organization and family life of this region, but identifies and develops the concept of being a woman throughout the lifespan. I particularly liked the sections on women's health practice, family health behavior and...(Read More)
 
 
From Menarche to Menopause
From Menarche to Menopause (June 1989)
Reproductive Lives of Peasant Women in Two Cultures
Yewoubdar Beyene - Author

While menopause is a universal fact of life, the physiological and psychological effects for women are not the same in all cultures. In this comparative and cross-cultural ethnographic study, Beyene examines the concept and experience of menopause among Greek and Mayan peasant women, uncovering some startling information. Available research and experience thus far suggests that non-Western, nonindustrialized women often do not have the same psy...(Read More)
 
 
The Mantle of Maturity
The Mantle of Maturity (September 1988)
A History of Ideas About Character Development
Christie W. Kiefer - Author

Kiefer presents a comprehensive overview of the key historical concepts of developmental psychology—maturity and maturation. The result of this historical focus is a view of maturity that accounts for both the social forces shaping beliefs and the social consequences of those beliefs. Here is a bridge between developmental psychology, history, and contemporary society.

The author begins by presenting his view of the rol...(Read More)
 
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