General Introduction

  • Gottlieb Guntern
Part of the Monographien aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Psychiatrie book series (PSYCHIATRIE, volume 22)


For centuries rural areas were a symbol of immobility, traditional life, unpretentious contentedness, robust health, and cultural retardation. The lifestyle of yesterday was the lifestyle of today and there was no reason to assume it would change. However, suddenly, to the utter amazement of the inhabitants of these areas, the lifestyle changed, and changed greatly.


Rural Area Social Change Cultural Distance City Dweller Urbanized Tourist 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gottlieb Guntern
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  1. 1.Psychiatrie Oberwallis und Psychosomatische AbteilungOberwalliser KreisspitalBrig-GlisSwitzerland

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