Psych. Anthro. books

Mon, 11 Sep 1995 11:44:09 -0500

If we can get past the paranoid rantings of RJ, and turn to anthropology,
the following might be of interest:

In the Spring, I requested possible texts for use in a psychological
anthropology course. The first list contains the texts I am using this
semester. The second list contains other suggested titles.

Munroe and Munroe, 1975/1994, Cross-Cultural Human Development.
Morris, 1994, Anthropology of the Self: The Individual in Cultural
Obeyesekere, 1981, Medusa's Hair: An Essay on Personal Symbols and Religious
Hollan and Wellenkamp, Contentment and Suffering: Culture and Experience in
Kleinman, 1988, Rethinking Psychiatry: From Cultural Category to Personal

I also assign Bateson, et al. Toward a Theory of Schizophrenia (in Steps to
an Ecology of Mind); a chapter from D'Andrade, 1995, The Development
of Cognitive Anthropology; Bulmer, Why the Cassowary is Not a Bird,
Man 2 (1967) 5-25; Gardner, A Note on the Androgynous Qualities of
the Cassowary, Oceania 55 (1984) 137-45; Pouwer, The Willed and the
Wild: The Kalam Cassowary Revisited, in Man and a Half, Pawley, ed.,
pp. 305-16, 1991, Auckland: The Polynesian Society.

Other possible texts, in no logical order:

Bock, ed., 1994, Psychological Anthropology.
Barnouw, 1985 (4th ed), Culture and Personality.
Obeyesekere, 1990, The Work of Culture.
Scheper-Hughes, 1992, Death Without Weeping.
Gregor, 1985, Anxious Pleasures.
Erchak, 1992, The Anthropology of Self and Behavior.
Bock, 1988, Rethinking Psychological Anthropology.
White and Lutz, eds., 1992, New Directions in Psychological Anthropology.
Riesman, 1992, First Find Yourself a Good Mother.
Rosaldo, 1980, Knowledge and Passion.
Scheper-Hughes, 1982, Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics.
Whiting and Whiting, 1988, Children of Different Worlds.
LeVine, et al., 1994, Child Care and Culture.
Lynch, ed., 1990, Divine Passions.
Laderman, 1991, Taming the Wind.
Crapanzano, 1973, The Hamadsha.
Shweder, 1991, Thinking Through Cultures.
Kurtz, All the Mothers are One.
Holland and Quinn, Cultural Models in Language & Thought.
Kondo, 1990, Crafting Selves.
Crapanzano, 1980, Tuhami.
Stigler, Shweder, Herdt, eds., 1990, Cultural Psychology.
D'Andrade and Strauss, eds., Human Motives and Cultural Models.
Kleinman and Good, eds., Culture and Depression.
Ohnuki-Tierney, 1993, Rice as Self.
Dougherty, 1985, Directions in Cognitive Anthropology.
White and Kirkpatrick, 1985, Person, Self and Experience.
Carrithers, Collins, Lukes, eds., 1985, The category of the Person.
etc., etc., etc. My apologies for omissions.

There is also a nice essay by Murray Wax, emeritus, Anthro, Washington
University at St. Louis on "Dreams, Rites and Symbols: On Teaching
Psychological Anthropology."

That's it. Good luck.
Eric Silverman
DePauw University