Handbook of Psychological Anthropology

Hardcover | October 1, 1994

byPhilip K. BockEditorPhilip K. Bock

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The renewal of interest in psychological anthropology has called for a critical appraisal of past schools and approaches as well as an up-to-date review of the literature and evidence from contemporary research. This handbook, the first reference work devoted to this growing field, draws upon the work of distinguished contributors to examine historical, methodological, and critical material related to psychological anthropology. The volume is organized in two parts. The first is an historical overview of the field from 1920 to the present, outlining the major schools and approaches that have contributed to psychological anthropology. The second part is a series of chapters on research topics and methods, such as child development, dreams, discourse, and the arts, showing the contribution of these topics to our understanding of the relationship between cultural and individual phenomena. The book reflects diverse viewpoints and provides a current treatment of ideas and techniques, critical examinations of research, and extensive bibliographic information.

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The renewal of interest in psychological anthropology has called for a critical appraisal of past schools and approaches as well as an up-to-date review of the literature and evidence from contemporary research. This handbook, the first reference work devoted to this growing field, draws upon the work of distinguished contributors to e...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.55 × 6.41 × 1.26 inPublished:October 1, 1994Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313284334

ISBN - 13:9780313284335

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.,."a logical choice for general courses in the area of psychological anthropology. But one also hopes that the book will have a broader effect, perhaps contributing to the possibility of renewal and growth in contemporary psychological anthropology."-Journal of Anthropological Research