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Title Explorations in psychoanalytic ethnography / edited by Jadran Mimica
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2007


Description 1 online resource (ix, 245 pages)
Contents Introduction : explorations in psychoanalytic ethnography / Jadran Mimica -- Ch. 1. Culture and psychoanalysis : a personal journey / Sudhir Kakar -- Ch. 2. Aspects of the Naven ritual : conversations with an Iatmul woman of Papua New Guinea / Florence Weiss and Milan Stanek -- Ch. 3. Descended from the celestial rope : from the father to the son, and from the ego to the cosmic self / Jadran Mimica -- Ch. 4. To dream, perchance to cure : dreaming and shamanism in a Brazilian indigenous society / Waud H. Kracke -- Ch. 5. A psychoanalytic revisiting of fieldwork and intercultural borderlinking / Rene Devisch -- Ch. 6. On Tjukurrpa, painting up, and building thought / Craig San Roque
Summary "Whereas most anthropological research is grounded in social, cultural and biological analysis of the human condition, this volume opens up a different approach: its concerns are the psychic depths of human cultural life-worlds as explored through psycho-analytic practice and/or the psychoanalytically framed ethnographic project. In fact, some contributors here argue that the anthropological interpretation of human existence is not sustainable without psychoanalysis; others take a less extreme radical stance but still maintain that the unconscious matrix of the human psyche and of the intersubjective (social) reality of any given cultural life-world is a vital domain of anthropological and sociological inquiry and understanding."--Jacket
Notes Originally published as a special issue of Social analysis (volume 50, issue 2, summer 2006)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Cognition and culture.
Form Electronic book
Author Mimica, Jadran.
ISBN 0857456946 (electronic bk.)
9780857456946 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI Social analysis (Adelaide, S.A.)