Our Most Troubling Madness

Author : Prof. T.M. Luhrmann
ISBN : 9780520964945
Genre : Social Science
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Schizophrenia has long puzzled researchers in the fields of psychiatric medicine and anthropology. Why is it that the rates of developing schizophrenia—long the poster child for the biomedical model of psychiatric illness—are low in some countries and higher in others? And why do migrants to Western countries find that they are at higher risk for this disease after they arrive? T. M. Luhrmann and Jocelyn Marrow argue that the root causes of schizophrenia are not only biological, but also sociocultural. This book gives an intimate, personal account of those living with serious psychotic disorder in the United States, India, Africa, and Southeast Asia. It introduces the notion that social defeat—the physical or symbolic defeat of one person by another—is a core mechanism in the increased risk for psychotic illness. Furthermore, “care-as-usual” treatment as it occurs in the United States actually increases the likelihood of social defeat, while “care-as-usual” treatment in a country like India diminishes it.
Category: Social Science

Us Relatives

Author : Nurit Bird-David
ISBN : 9780520293403
Genre : Social Science
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Anthropologists have long looked to forager-cultivator cultures for insights into human lifeways. But they have often not been attentive enough to locals’ horizons of concern and to the enormous disparity in population size between these groups and other societies. Us, Relatives explores how scalar blindness skews our understanding of these cultures and the debates they inspire. Drawing on her long-term research with a community of South Asian foragers, Nurit Bird-David provides a scale-sensitive ethnography of these people as she encountered them in the late 1970s and reflects on the intellectual journey that led her to new understandings of their lifeways and horizons. She elaborates on indigenous modes of “being many” that have been eclipsed by scale-blind anthropology, which generally uses its large-scale conceptual language of persons, relations, and ethnic groups for even tiny communities. Through the idea of pluripresence, Bird-David reveals a mode of plural life that encompasses a diversity of humans and nonhumans through notions of kinship and shared life. She argues that this mode of belonging subverts the modern ontological touchstone of “imagined communities,” rooted not in sameness among dispersed strangers but in intimacy among relatives of infinite diversity.
Category: Social Science

Bluthochdruck F R Dummies

Author : Alan L. Rubin
ISBN : 3527702555
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Wir alle wissen es: Zu fettes Essen, Stress, zu wenig Bewegung, zu wenig Schlaf, ein oder zwei Gläschen Wein oder Bier - gesund ist das nicht. Viel schlimmer noch: So wird man zum klassischen Bluthochdruck-Kandidaten. Eine tückische Krankheit, denn erst einmal tut nichts weh, aber die gesundheitlichen Risken sind groß: Schlaganfall und Herzinfarkt. Alan L. Rubin schildert leicht verständlich und ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger, welche Signale der Körper gibt, wie man Bluthochdruck vorbeugen und mit welchen Therapien man dieser Volkskrankheit begegnen kann.
Category: Health & Fitness

Menschenarten

Author : Ian Hacking
ISBN : 9783905933024
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Die Krisis Der Europ Ischen Wissenschaften Und Die Transzendentale Ph Nomenologie

Author : Edmund Husserl
ISBN : 3787312978
Genre : Neuzeit Begriff
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In seiner letzten Schrift unternimmt Husserl den Versuch, auf dem Wege einer teleologisch-historischen Besinnung auf die Ursprünge unserer kritischen wissenschaftlichen und philosophischen Situation die Notwendigkeit einer transzendentalphänomenologischen Umwendung der Philosophie zu begründen. Er geht von seinem Begriff der 'Lebenswelt' aus und entwickelt eine auf diesen Zentralbegriff seiner Spätphilosophie gegründete eigenständige Einleitung in die transzendentale Phänomenologie.
Category: Neuzeit Begriff

Unravelling The Labyrinth

Author : Eric Lawson Marson
ISBN : IND:30000056366002
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'Unravelling the Labyrinth' contains essays on a range of German writers including Robert Walser, Franz Kafka, Hölderlin, Theodor Fontane and Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Reflecting the wide range of interests of the recipient, Professor Eric Marson, the focus o
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Gnade

Author : Toni Morrison
ISBN : 3499249626
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