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Author Littlewood, Roland.

Title Pathologies of the West : an anthropology of mental illness in Europe and America / Roland Littlewood.

Imprint Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, c2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.89 L735p 2002    ---  Available
Description xvi, 286 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-283) and index.
Contents Psychiatry's culture -- A chapter against pathology -- The butterfly and the serpent -- ... and the nurse and certain others -- The instrumental body in the transition to modernity -- Mimesis : the perverse masculinity of the domestic siege -- Soldierly rape -- Genetic sexual attraction and the theory of incest -- A disorder of the Victorian self -- Multiple personality returns -- Reality, truth, power : the dialogue between reason and necessity.
Subject Cultural psychiatry -- Europe, Western.
Cultural psychiatry -- North America.
Cultural psychiatry -- Australia.
ISBN 0801487439 (pbk.)
0801439345 (cloth)

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