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Saints Scholars and Schizophrenics Mental Illness in Rural Ireland TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION UPDATED AND EXPANDEDWhen Saints Scholars and Schizophrenics was published twenty years ago it became an instant classic a beautifully written study tracing the social

  • Title: Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland
  • Author: Nancy Scheper-Hughes
  • ISBN: 9780520224803
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland By Nancy Scheper-Hughes, TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, UPDATED AND EXPANDEDWhen Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics was published twenty years ago, it became an instant classic a beautifully written study tracing the social disintegration of Ballybran, a small village on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland In this richly detailed and sympathetic book, Nancy Scheper Hughes explores the symptoms ofTWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, UPDATED AND EXPANDEDWhen Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics was published twenty years ago, it became an instant classic a beautifully written study tracing the social disintegration of Ballybran, a small village on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland In this richly detailed and sympathetic book, Nancy Scheper Hughes explores the symptoms of the community s decline emigration, malaise, unwanted celibacy, damaging patterns of childrearing, fear of intimacy, suicide, and schizophrenia Following a recent return to Ballybran, Scheper Hughes reflects in a new preface and epilogue on the well being of the community and on her attempts to reconcile her responsibility to honest ethnography with respect for the people who shared their homes and their secrets with her.

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    1. I read this for my first year anthropology course at university We were given a choice of reading a book relating to our heritage or to our main degree if it wasn t anthropology, and upon finding this I decided I could mix the two together.It s a controversial read, yet very interesting It s written in such a way that it is intended to be accessible to the general public although this in itself caused some issues you can read about the impact in the book as a section is dedicated to her return t [...]

    2. This is an interesting book about how the way things fall apart in society is related to the way things fall apart within the human psyche Scheper Hughes tells a good story no small feat but her approach here seems pretty dated I think anthropology has gotten better at talking about science and about itself in the decades since this study I guess I should read the newer stuff added to the 2001 edition.

    3. As an anthropologist, this books is primarily useful as a case study in what not to do It raised a number of ethical questions regarding the ethnologist s lack of respect or attempts to see things from her participants point of view The study started as an attempt to explore an epidemiological question as to why schizophrenia is diagnosed in such high rates in rural Southwestern Ireland, but fails to reign the focus in on that question It seemed heavier on judgment that cultural relativism and f [...]

    4. This book was hard to read, and it should be noted that the material is a few decades old and things have changed, but I found this useful to see the sorts of things that are inherited, ancestral and cultural that were not immediately obvious to me in my life as an Irish American having trouble fitting in the American world culture I ve already recommended it to a few psychologists with the reminder that this material s a bit old Worth a read if you re interested in the culture, history, or ment [...]

    5. Interesting in terms of relating structure to individual mental health, but seemed to disproportionately focus on individual flaws sometimes don t know enough about medical anthropology to know if her claims held up Great reflection on ethics in ethnography.

    6. I m not used to reading Nancy s work and sensing a hint of doubt in her narrative voice, but that s precisely why t his book is important A lot of the perhaps and I am not trained in psychological methods point to the brave scholar in the making who would go on to try on many hats, explore a variety of problems, and do it all with a great sense of purpose The new introduction and epilogue offer new reflections on the ethics of fieldwork, the effect time has on us and our informants, and the pers [...]

    7. I loved this book I really felt like I am part of this culture I identified with the people in the town and their values I can see in her descriptions similar dynamics from my own family and culture The last chapter, where she gives credit describes the strengths of this culture, particularly the gender equality.

    8. A well written ethnography is such a joy and a rarity I love this book, but be sure to read this edition The new introduction is not to be missed It describes her return to the Irish village she wrote about, and the shall we say emphatic reaction of the villagers to her book Gossipy, novelistic, and incredibly smart.

    9. If you read this book you really should go with the revised edition where the author discusses the reaction she got In many ways the book is interesting than good almost a must read for anyone interested in the ethics of ethnography.

    10. actually, I m reading the 1970s edition, not this one But I m glad to see there s an updated one because I can t help but wonder how is it now after just about every paragraph.Once again, another book I m having a hard time finishing.

    11. Fascinating, humbling account of mental illness in Irish towns affected by emigration I remember being riveted by this book when I read it in college I can t say for certain if I would still enjoy this book today, but I imagine so.

    12. I think reading this book will be hilarious because I know the village where the author invaded, I know the priest who introduced in Irish in the church and I even have family mentioned in the book This is going to be interesting

    13. Scheper Hughes recycles concepts of other thinkers and deploys them here to tell a compelling if sometimes convoluted story about the social dimensions of schizophrenia Worth reading for its breath of learning, but like all of Scheper Hughes work, not for authentic depth of analysis.

    14. Reading this very good book again and enjoying it once Another fine book from a UC Berkeley public health professional and anthropologist.

    15. Good material to learn from, especially in light of reading about the aftermath of the publication and how this reflects upon anthropological research in current times.

    16. Why the hell are there 2 prefaces, 2 prologues, and an intro, all 78 pages before the first chapter

    17. I read this book for a Culture and Personality class during my undergrad at EMU I remember liking it as it gave some substantial evidence to some social triggers to schizophrenia.

    18. An ex boyfriend of mine was an Anthro major and let me borrow this I kept the book and dumped him Was a pretty fair deal if you ask me.

    19. Saints, Scholars Schizophrenics Mental Illness in Rural Ireland HB B 1979, 9 94 One of Missy s psychology textbooks Very interesting.

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