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Patients And Healers in the Context of Culture - KLEINMAN, Arthur

University of California Press, 1981, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good. Wraps rubbed at the edges.

The book presents a theoretical framework for studying the relationship between medicine, psychiatry, and culture. That framework is principally illustrated by materials gathered in field research in Taiwan and, to a lesser extent, from materials gathered in similar research in Boston. The reader will find this book contains a dialectical tension between two reciprocally related orientations: it is both a cross-cultural (largely anthropological) perspective on the essential components of clinical care and a clinical perspective on anthropological studies of medicine and psychiatry. That dialectic is embodied in the author's academic training and professional life, so that this book is a personal statement.
Size: 9" x 6"
Number of Pages: 427
ISBN: 0520045114

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