Foreword Arthur Kleinman; Introduction Janis H. Jenkins and Robert J. Barrett; Part I. Specifying Culture, Self and Experience: 1. Schizophrenia as a paradigm for understanding fundamental human processes Janis H. Jenkins; 2. Interrogating 'culture' in the WHO International Studies of Schizophrenia Kim Hopper; 3. Kurt Schneider in Borneo: do first rank symptoms apply to the Iban? Robert J. Barrett; 4. Living through a staggering world: the play of signifiers in early psychosis in South India Ellen Corin, R. Thara and R. Padmavati; 5. In and out of culture: ethnographic means to interpreting schizophrenia Rod Lucas; Part II. Four Approaches: 6. Experiences of psychosis in Javanese culture: reflections on a case of acute, recurrent psychosis in contemporary Yogyakarta, Indonesia Byron Good and M. A. Subandi; 7. To 'speak beautifully' in Bangladesh: subjectivity as pa/gala/mi James M. Wilce, Jr.; 8. Innovative care for the homeless mentally ill in Bogota, Columbia Esperanza Diaz, Alberto Fergusson and John S. Strauss; 9. Symptoms of colonialism: content and context of delusion in Southwest Nigeria, 1945-60 Jonathan Sadowsky; Part III. Subjectivity and Emotion: 10. Madness in Zanzibar: an exploration of lived experience Juli H. McGruder; 11. Subject/subjectiveness in dispute: the poetics, politics, and performance of first-person narratives of people with schizophrenia Sue E. Estroff; 12. 'Negative symptoms', common sense, and cultural disembedding in the modern age Louis A. Sass; 13. Subjective experience of emotion in schizophrenia Ann M. Kring and Marja K. Germans.