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Afflictions

Steps Toward a Visual Psychological Anthropology

  • Robert Lemelson
  • Annie Tucker

Part of the Culture, Mind, and Society book series (CMAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Steps Towards a Visual Psychological Anthropology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert Lemelson, Annie Tucker
      Pages 3-24
    3. Robert Lemelson, Annie Tucker
      Pages 49-70
  3. Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Robert Lemelson, Annie Tucker
      Pages 73-97
    3. Robert Lemelson, Annie Tucker
      Pages 135-156
    4. Robert Lemelson, Annie Tucker
      Pages 177-190
  4. The Practice of Visual Psychological Anthropology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Robert Lemelson, Annie Tucker
      Pages 193-244
    3. Robert Lemelson, Annie Tucker
      Pages 245-272
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 287-306

About this book

Introduction

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. 

Keywords

Psychology Psychological Anthropology Visual Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Transcultural Psychiatry Psychiatric Disorder Fieldwork Mental Illness Neuropsychiatric Disorders Multimedia Research Methods Ethnographic Methods

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Lemelson
    • 1
  • Annie Tucker
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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