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Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics : Mental Illness in Rural Ireland

Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics : Mental Illness in Rural Ireland - rev edition

Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics : Mental Illness in Rural Ireland - rev edition

ISBN13: 9780520224803

ISBN10: 0520224809

Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics : Mental Illness in Rural Ireland by Nancy Scheper-Hughes - ISBN 9780520224803
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 2001
International: No
Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics : Mental Illness in Rural Ireland by Nancy Scheper-Hughes - ISBN 9780520224803

ISBN13: 9780520224803

ISBN10: 0520224809

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: REV 01

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Summary

When 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.

Winner of the Margaret Mead Award from the Society for Applied Anthropology in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association.

Author Bio

Scheper-Hughes, Nancy : University of California-Berkeley

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Director of the doctoral program in Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her many publications include two books published by California, the award-winning Death without Weeping (1992) and Small Wars (1998).

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