New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

Author: Theodore Schwartz,Geoffrey M. White,Catherine A. Lutz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521426091

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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The contributors to this state-of-the-art collection are prominent figures in psychological anthropology, and they write about recent developments in this field. Rooted in psychoanalytic psychology, the early practitioners in the forties and fifties concentrated on studying cross-cultural variation in child rearing practices. While tensions between individual experience and collective meanings are still central to psychological anthropology, alongside fresh versions of the psychoanalytic approaches, other approaches to the study of cognition, emotion, and ethnopsychology have been introduced. Psychological anthropology's present scope includes the psychology of cognition and affect, to which it has made substantial contributions.


Psychological Anthropology

A Reader on Self in Culture

Author: Robert A. LeVine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405105755

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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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


A Companion to Psychological Anthropology

Modernity and Psychocultural Change

Author: Conerly Casey,Robert B. Edgerton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997222

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

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This Companion provides the first definitive overview of psychocultural anthropology: a subject that focuses on cultural, psychological, and social interrelations across cultures. Brings together original essays by leading scholars in the field Offers an in-depth exploration of the concepts and topics that have emerged through contemporary ethnographic work and the processes of global change Key issues range from studies of consciousness and time, emotion, cognition, dreaming, and memory, to the lingering effects of racism and ethnocentrism, violence, identity and subjectivity

Psychological anthropology

an introduction to human nature and cultural differences

Author: Erika Bourguignon

Publisher: Harcourt School

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 375

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Psychological Anthropology Reconsidered

Author: John M. Ingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521559188

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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Reviews developments in pyschological anthropology and examines psychoanalytic, dialogical and social perspectives on personality and culture.

Psychological Anthropology

Author: Philip K. Bock

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780275949563

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

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The renewal of interest in psychological anthropology has called for a critical appraisal of past schools and approaches as well as an up-to-date review of the literature and evidence from contemporary research. This handbook, the first reference work devoted to this growing field, draws upon the work of distinguished contributors to examine historical, methodological, and critical material related to psychological anthropology. The volume is organized in two parts. The first is an historical overview of the field from 1920 to the present, outlining the major schools and approaches that have contributed to psychological anthropology. The second part is a series of chapters on research topics and methods, such as child development, dreams, discourse, and the arts, showing the contribution of these topics to our understanding of the relationship between cultural and individual phenomena. The book reflects diverse viewpoints and provides a current treatment of ideas and techniques, critical examinations of research, and extensive bibliographic information.


Handbook of Psychological Anthropology

Author: Philip K. Bock

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313284335

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

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Overviews traditional approaches to psychological anthropology and summarizes current literature and research.

Rethinking Psychological Anthropology

A Critical History, Third Edition

Author: Philip K. Bock,Stephen C. Leavitt

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478638354

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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After over three decades of continual publication in multiple editions, the Third Edition of Rethinking Psychological Anthropology, now with coauthor Stephen Leavitt, describes the latest interests, concepts, and approaches in the field with the inclusion of four new chapters and updates to earlier topics. The premise of the previous editions remains: that all anthropology is psychological and that the interplay between anthropological methods and the psychological theories existing in different times is dialectical. Psychological anthropologists have grappled with changing trends in both disciplines, including psychoanalytic, holistic, cognitive, interpretive, and developmental approaches. It is important to appreciate these currents of thought to understand the state of the field today. This text is thus a guide to that history along with a critique that may lead to a new synthesis. It is an ideal choice for courses in psychological anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, and the history of anthropology.

Psychological Anthropology for the 21st Century

Author: Jack David Eller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 042995140X

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to psychological anthropology, covering both the early history and contemporary state of the field. Eller discusses the major themes, theories, figures and publications, and provides a detailed survey of the essential and enduring relationship between anthropology and psychology. The volume charts the development, celebrates the accomplishments, critiques the inadequacies, and considers the future of a field that has made great contributions to the overall discipline of anthropology. The chapters feature rich ethnographic examples and boxes for more in-depth discussion as well as summaries and questions to support teaching and learning. This is essential reading for all students new to the study of psychological anthropology.

Afflictions

Steps Toward a Visual Psychological Anthropology

Author: Robert Lemelson,Annie Tucker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319599844

Category: Psychology

Page: 306

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This book is one of the first to integrate psychological and medical anthropology with the methodologies of visual anthropology, specifically ethnographic film. It discusses and complements the work presented in Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia, the first film series on psychiatric disorders in the developing world, in order to explore pertinent issues in the cross-cultural study of mental illness and advocate for the unique role film can play both in the discipline and in participants’ lives. Through ethnographically rich and self-reflexive discussions of the films, their production, and their impact, the book at once provides theoretical and practical guidance, encouragement, and caveats for students and others who may want to make such films.


Psychological Anthropology; Approaches to Culture and Personality

Author: Francis L. K. Hsu

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781974303908

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Page: 656

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The purpose of this volume is twofold. On the one hand, it is an assessment of the up-to-date gains in the field of culture-and-personality. Each of the contributors tries to achieve comprehensiveness within the scope of his particular assignment. Insofar as possible each brings together materials from diverse sources, from obscure journals to their own yet unpublished field notes. On the other hand, each of them also attempts to indicate some of the most important problems yet to be tackled. All the contributors outline some of these problems, the hypotheses and methods most relevant to their investigation, and possible solution. The American tradition in textbooks is that they contain materials from the beaten paths and are exercises in facts and principles generally endorsed by most or all scholars. Such a tradition fails to introduce the student to the vitality of an expanding and exciting discipline. This book is a textbook, but tliere will be many controversial spots in it. The reader will find no complete agreement among the contributors, nor between the contributors and the editor. This is a text in which differences in facts, theories, and points of view are not only pointed out, but also explored at some length, leading, in some instances, even to almost diametrically contrasting conclusions between the authors.

Psychological Anthropology

Approaches to Culture and Personality (Classic Reprint)

Author: Francis L. K. Hsu

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781396005749

Category: Psychology

Page: 560

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Excerpt from Psychological Anthropology: Approaches to Culture and Personality I wish also to express my indebtedness to Mrs. Elizabeth E. Reed, Mrs. Sharon Horine, and Mr. Robert Hunt, who have most ably assisted me in the final preparation of the manuscript for publica 131011. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Advances in Culture Theory from Psychological Anthropology

Author: Naomi Quinn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319936743

Category: Psychology

Page: 337

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This edited volume provides a long-overdue synthesis of the current directions in culture theory and represents some of the very best in ongoing research. Here, culture theory is rendered as a jigsaw puzzle: the book identifies where current research fits together, the as yet missing pieces, and the straight edges that frame the bigger picture. These framing ideas are two: Roy D’Andrade’s concept of lifeworlds—adapted from phenomenology yet groundbreaking in its own right—and new thinking about internalization, a concept much used in anthropology but routinely left unpacked. At its heart, this book is an incisive, insightful collection of contributions which will surely guide and support those who seek to further the study of culture.