Culture, Mind, and Society

Afflictions

Steps Toward a Visual Psychological Anthropology

Authors: Lemelson, Robert, Tucker, Annie

  • Offers an emergent theory and methodology uniquely situated to capture the lived realities of people with mental illness
  • Explores how the authors' form of visual practice and orientation, visual psychological anthropology, reshapes the entire research process
  • Complements the six-part, award-winning film series Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia
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About this book

This book is one of the first to integrate psychological and medical anthropology with the methodologies of visual anthropology, specifically ethnographic film. It discusses and complements the work presented in Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia, the first film series on psychiatric disorders in the developing world, in order to explore pertinent issues in the cross-cultural study of mental illness and advocate for the unique role film can play both in the discipline and in participants’ lives. Through ethnographically rich and self-reflexive discussions of the films, their production, and their impact, the book at once provides theoretical and practical guidance, encouragement, and caveats for students and others who may want to make such films. 

About the authors

Robert Lemelson is Associate Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Founder and Director at Elemental Productions, and Founder and President of The Foundation for Psychocultural Research.

Annie Tucker is Lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA, and Senior Researcher at Elemental Productions.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Visual Psychological Anthropology: A Vignette and Prospectus

    Lemelson, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • Perspectives on Integrating Ethnographic Film into Psychological Anthropology

    Lemelson, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 25-47

  • The Lived Experience of Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia

    Lemelson, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 49-70

  • The Bird Dancer: Social Rejection and Social Suffering

    Lemelson, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 73-97

  • Shadows and Illuminations: Interpreting and Framing Extraordinary Experience

    Lemelson, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 99-110

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59984-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59983-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Afflictions
Book Subtitle
Steps Toward a Visual Psychological Anthropology
Authors
Series Title
Culture, Mind, and Society
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59984-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59984-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59983-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 306
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 illustrations in colour
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