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

    Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics: Mental Illness in Rural Ireland (Paperback) By (author) Nancy Scheper-Hughes


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    DescriptionWhen 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 child rearing, fear of intimacy, suicide, and schizophrenia. Following a recent return to "Ballybran," Scheper-Hughes reflects in a lengthy 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.

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    Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics
    Mental Illness in Rural Ireland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nancy Scheper-Hughes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 259
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 514 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520047860
    ISBN 10: 0520047869

    BIC E4L: SOC
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
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    BIC subject category V2: JH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
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    DC21: 362.2094196
    LC classification: RC455.S27
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    Thema V1.0: JH
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 April 2001
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