ethnopsych suggestions

E J Sobo (E.J.Sobo@DURHAM.AC.UK)
Fri, 20 Oct 1995 17:34:50 +0100

Hi all - A number of folks asked that I post the responses to my query.
Here they are, so far:

I suggest Paul Reisman's book "First find your child a good mother." It
poses an essential challenge to ethnopsychology, and argues for a
phenomenological approach to understanding culture and personality.

Try anything by Catherine Lutz or Geoffrey White. There's a volume on
Pacific Ethnopsychologies edited by White and Kirkpatrick (I can't recall
the whole citation). See also Thomas Csordas' _The Sacred Self_ and
Embodiement and Experience_. There's also a volume edited by Atwood Gaines
about ethnopsychiatry.

Be sure and look for an article by Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff on Desana
of brain & mind. It is, if you'll pardon the pun, mind blowing! It was
published a few years ago in the Journal of Latin American Lore (UCLA Latin
American Studies Center). This one is a must read.

I would strongly recommend reading Irving Halowell (sp?) and his kork
work on ethnopsychology/ethnometaphysics with Native American peoples.

There is a couple of collections. One by Levine "Culture and
Personality" and one by Ari Kiev, "Magic, Faith, and Healing".
Ethos is a good journal as well.

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