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    DescriptionTWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION, UPDATED AND EXPANDED 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.


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    Title
    Saints, Scholars and Schizophrenics
    Subtitle
    Mental Illness in Rural Ireland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nancy Scheper-Hughes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 417
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520224803
    ISBN 10: 0520224809
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.2
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: JFFH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/IRISH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PSY022000, SOC002000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27530
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A67260000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000, SOC002010
    B&T Approval Code: A33206500
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBR
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 362.19689009
    LC classification: RC450.I732 C637 2001
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC21: 362.209415
    LC classification: 00-060379
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    DC22: 362.196/89009415
    Thema V1.0: JHM, JBFN
    Edition
    20
    Edition statement
    Twentieth anniversary ed, updated and expanded
    Illustrations note
    23 b/w illustrations, 29 tables
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    03 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    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).
    Review quote
    "[Scheper-Hughes] draws you after her, nodding in recognition, as she dissects and holds up to the light. She is a skillful pathologist of human nature and a strikingly good writer."--Micheal Viney, "The Irish Times
    Back cover copy
    ""Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics," in its original form--now integrally reproduced in the new edition--is a most important seminal study of an Irish community."--Conor Cruise O'Brien