Psychological Anthropology : A Reader on Self in Culture, Hardback Book

Psychological Anthropology : A Reader on Self in Culture Hardback

Edited by Robert A. LeVine

Part of the Wiley Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology series


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Psychological Anthropology: A Reader in Self inCulture presents a selection of readings from recent andclassical literature with a rich diversity of insights into theindividual and society. * Presents the latest psychological research from a variety ofglobal cultures * Sheds new light on historical continuities in psychologicalanthropology * Explores the cultural relativity of emotional experience andmoral concepts among diverse peoples, the Freudian influence andrecent psychoanalytic trends in anthropology * Addresses childhood and the acquisition of culture, anethnographic focus on the self as portrayed in ritual and healing,and how psychological anthropology illuminates social change