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- Free Press 2008; US$ 20.95
In this book, Kleinman proposes an international view of mental illness and mental care. Arthur Kleinman, M.D., examines how the prevalence and nature of disorders vary in different cultures, how clinicians make their diagnoses, and how they heal, and the educational and practical implications of a true understanding of the interplay between biology... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
Despite general agreement that psychosocial factors play an important role in various facets of the etiology, onset, treatment response and outcome of depressive disorders, the replicability of research results has left much to be desired. Because much of this unreliability has been attributed to variability in diagnostic criteria, this volume focuses... more...
- University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95
What does human suffering mean for society? And how has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways does ?the problem of suffering? serve to inspire us to care for others? How does our response to suffering reveal our moral and social conditions? In this trenchant work, Arthur Kleinman?a renowned figure in medical anthropology?and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 35.99
Behind the Silence is the first in-depth work in any language to explore the diverse perspectives of mainland Chinese regarding induced abortion and fetal life in the context of the world's most ambitious and intrusive family planning program. Through his investigation of public silence, official standpoints, forgotten controversies from the imperial... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 13.99
Here we meet a French-American woman aiding refugees in sub-Saharan Africa, facing the chaos of a society where life has become meaningless. A Chinese doctor trying to stay alive during Mao's cultural revolution. These individuals found themselves caught in circumstances where those things that matter most to them--their desires, status, relationships,... more...
- Springer US 2007; Not Available
In 1974, the World Health Organization began research on the effectiveness of mental health services in the developing world. Through their efforts they found that treatment methods were extremely limited in their usefulness and, in some cases, even inappropriate and harmful. Little has changed in the last quarter century, but the research in these... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 58.95
China has experienced a tremendous turn-around over the past three decades from the ethos of sacrificing life to the emergent appeal for valuing life. This book takes an interdisciplinary look at China during these decades of transformation through the defining theme of governance of life. With an emphasis on how to achieve an adequate life, the contributors... more...
- University of California Press 2007; US$ 65.00
This innovative volume is an extended intellectual conversation about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. Examining the ethnography of the modern subject, this preeminent group of scholars probes the continuity and diversity of modes of personhood across a range of Western and non-Western societies. Contributors consider what... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
In many African countries, mental health issues, including the burden of serious mental illness and trauma, have not been adequately addressed. These essays shed light on the treatment of common and chronic mental disorders, including mental illness and treatment in the current climate of economic and political instability, access to health care,... more...
- Wiley 2002; US$ 58.95
Based on a meeting in November 2000, this book brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines to examine the biological, behavioral, social, cultural and ethical aspects related to the placebo effect. Perspectives on the necessity for including a placebo in randomized clinical trials will also be examined. This is the first attempt to... more...