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Ethnographic approaches to health experiences research

Joseph D. Calabrese

in Understanding and Using Health Experiences: Improving patient care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665372
eISBN:
9780191748585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665372.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Clinical Ethnography: Ethnographic Approaches to Health Experiences Research. This chapter introduces ethnographic (participant observation) approaches to study of health experiences. Ethnographers ... More


Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

T.M. Luhrmann and Jocelyn Marrow (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book examines the way schizophrenia is shaped by its social context: how life is lived with this madness in different settings, and what it is about those settings that alters the course of the ... More


The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The book traces the interactions of American allopathic medicine, industrial capitalism, and the human desire for sleep from the late 18th century through the turn of the 21st century. The foundation ... More


Possession and Psychopathology, Faith and Reason

Thomas J. Csordas

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0023
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

The early 21st century has seen a resurgence in the performance of exorcism in the Catholic Church.  Exorcism is a solemn rite that must be performed by a priest with the express consent of the ... More


Mistaken by Design: Biopolitics in Practice

Saida Hodžić

in The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Turning to practices of persuasion as techniques of governance, Chapter 4, Mistaken by Design: Biopolitics in Practice, examines how RHI addresses rural publics in the Upper East region. Through an ... More


Introduction

T. M. Luhrmann

in Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The introduction lays out what we know about the social context of schizophrenia from the epidemiological literature: that risk of schizophrenia is particularly high for immigrants from predominantly ... More


Cultural Psychology and the Globalization of Western Psychiatric Practices

Randall Horton

in Universalism without Uniformity: Explorations in Mind and Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226501543
eISBN:
9780226501710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501710.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This paper examines key institutional and economic forces driving the rapid extension of the use of Western models of diagnosing and treating mental illness into all corners of the developing world. ... More


From the Lone Sleeper to the Slumbering Masses

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Dominant conceptions of sleep have changed over time, and so have American understandings of the normal, the ideal, the disorderly, and pathological. These changes are the result of scientific, ... More


Excerpt from “Tarantism and Catholicism”

Ernesto de Martino

in Anthropology of Catholicism: A Reader

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520288423
eISBN:
9780520963368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288423.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

Ernesto de Martino (1908–65) could be described as one of the founding figures of Italian ethnology. Until his work was translated into English, he was fairly unknown to English-speaking ... More


The Rise of American Sleep Medicine: Diagnosing and Misdiagnosing Sleep

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

I begin by describing the contemporary situation of sleep medicine – its rise since the 1970s and the forces behind it. I also describe the sleep clinic where I conducted my fieldwork. I argue that ... More


Sleeping and Not Sleeping in the Clinic: How Medicine Is Remaking Biology and Society

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Based on the contemporary sleep clinic, I focus on the roles of doubt and certainty in medical practice, particularly in a series of cases presented by physicians to other physicians and the ... More


Pharmaceuticals and the Making of Modern Bodies and Rhythms

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how narcolepsy has become the model for contemporary American sleep, and examines two narcolepsy drugs – Xyrem and Provigil – to show how, increasingly, Americans are being ... More


Sleeping on the Job: From Siestas to Workplace Naps

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Counter to many expectations that we would adopt a 24 hour society, I discuss herein the ways that the American work day has remained steadfastly diurnal and the various global and local ... More


The Futures of Sleep

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

What compels us to want to not sleep? I introduce cases of perpetual sleeplessness to challenge this imagined posthuman future of sleep, attempts to break records to stay awake, science fictional ... More


Desiring a Good Night’s Sleep: Order and Disorder in Everyday Life

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the experiences of disordered sleepers and their families, and I present a series of cases of individuals and families who identify as specific kinds of disordered sleepers – ... More


Take Back Your Time: Activism and Overworked Americans

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on contemporary politics around time and its use in American society; I focus primarily on the Take Back Your Time movement and the rearrangement of school start times to allow ... More


Unconscious Criminality: Sleepwalking Murders, Drowsy Driving, and the Vigilance of the Law

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces the history of the use of the sleepwalking defense in the U.S. and its roots in conceptions of desire and nature. I follow this discussion by focusing on the invention of drowsy ... More


The Extremes of Sleep: War, Sports, and Science

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes the concerns of how sleep makes us human into stranger realms – extreme sports, military research, and adventurous science. At once, the very basis of sleep is being tested in ... More


The Protestant Origins of American Sleep

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

I trace discussions of sleep from early colonial America through the scientific efforts in the first half of the 20th century, focused on American idioms of sleep – which highlight concerns with ... More


Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep: Children’s Sleep and the Rise of the Solitary Sleeper

Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

in The Slumbering Masses: Sleep, Medicine, and Modern American Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674749
eISBN:
9781452947341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674749.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

I focus here on American attitudes towards children’s sleep, especially in children’s literature about bedtime that promotes solitary sleep, and parenting advice around bedsharing with infants and ... More


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