Download bipolar expeditions mania and depression in american culture in pdf or read bipolar expeditions mania and depression in american culture in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get bipolar expeditions mania and depression in american culture in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



Bipolar Expeditions

Author: Emily Martin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400829593
Size: 29.69 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 6422
Download and Read
Manic behavior holds an undeniable fascination in American culture today. It fuels the plots of best-selling novels and the imagery of MTV videos, is acknowledged as the driving force for successful entrepreneurs like Ted Turner, and is celebrated as the source of the creativity of artists like Vincent Van Gogh and movie stars like Robin Williams. Bipolar Expeditions seeks to understand mania's appeal and how it weighs on the lives of Americans diagnosed with manic depression. Anthropologist Emily Martin guides us into the fascinating and sometimes disturbing worlds of mental-health support groups, mood charts, psychiatric rounds, the pharmaceutical industry, and psychotropic drugs. Charting how these worlds intersect with the wider popular culture, she reveals how people living under the description of bipolar disorder are often denied the status of being fully human, even while contemporary America exhibits a powerful affinity for manic behavior. Mania, Martin shows, has come to be regarded as a distant frontier that invites exploration because it seems to offer fame and profits to pioneers, while depression is imagined as something that should be eliminated altogether with the help of drugs. Bipolar Expeditions argues that mania and depression have a cultural life outside the confines of diagnosis, that the experiences of people living with bipolar disorder belong fully to the human condition, and that even the most so-called rational everyday practices are intertwined with irrational ones. Martin's own experience with bipolar disorder informs her analysis and lends a personal perspective to this complex story. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Flexible Bodies

Author: Emily Martin
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807046272
Size: 25.14 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 5123
Download and Read
Martin shows how Americans' ideas about health and immunity have changed dramatically since the 1940s and how "flexibility" has become a valued commodity--both in health and in business.

When God Talks Back

Author: Tanya M. Luhrmann
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307277275
Size: 30.40 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 211
Download and Read
Analyzes the American evangelical experience, drawing on intimate interviews with members of the Vineyard church while explaining the scientific aspects of intensely practiced prayer and collective supernatural experiences.

Neuro

Author: Nikolas S. Rose
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691149615
Size: 62.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4863
Download and Read
The brain sciences are influencing our understanding of human behavior as never before, from neuropsychiatry and neuroeconomics to neurotheology and neuroaesthetics. Many now believe that the brain is what makes us human, and it seems that neuroscientists are poised to become the new experts in the management of human conduct. Neuro describes the key developments--theoretical, technological, economic, and biopolitical--that have enabled the neurosciences to gain such traction outside the laboratory. It explores the ways neurobiological conceptions of personhood are influencing everything from child rearing to criminal justice, and are transforming the ways we "know ourselves" as human beings. In this emerging neuro-ontology, we are not "determined" by our neurobiology: on the contrary, it appears that we can and should seek to improve ourselves by understanding and acting on our brains. Neuro examines the implications of this emerging trend, weighing the promises against the perils, and evaluating some widely held concerns about a neurobiological "colonization" of the social and human sciences. Despite identifying many exaggerated claims and premature promises, Neuro argues that the openness provided by the new styles of thought taking shape in neuroscience, with its contemporary conceptions of the neuromolecular, plastic, and social brain, could make possible a new and productive engagement between the social and brain sciences. Copyright note: Reproduction, including downloading of Joan Miro works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

The Interpretation Of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
Size: 20.16 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4921
Download and Read
In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Emptying Beds

Author: Lorna A. Rhodes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520203518
Size: 49.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 7346
Download and Read
The work of inner-city emergency psychiatric units might best be described as "medicine under siege." Emptying Beds is the result of the author's two-year immersion in one such unit and its work. It is an account of the strategies developed by a staff of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health workers to deal with the dilemmas they face every day.

Terror In The Mind Of God Fourth Edition

Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520291352
Size: 75.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 5429
Download and Read
"Completely revised and updated, this new edition of Terror in the Mind of God incorporates the events of September 11, 2001 into Mark Juergensmeyer's landmark study of religious terrorism. Juergensmeyer explores the 1993 World Trade Center explosion, Hamas suicide bombings, the Tokyo subway nerve gas attack, and the killing of abortion clinic doctors in the United States. His personal interviews with 1993 World Trade Center bomber Mahmud Abouhalima, Christian Right activist Mike Bray, Hamas leaders Sheik Yassin and Abdul Azis Rantisi, and Sikh political leader Simranjit Singh Mann, among others, take us into the mindset of those who perpetrate and support violence in the name of religion."--Provided by publisher.

Girl In Need Of A Tourniquet

Author: Merri Lisa Johnson
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 1580053505
Size: 74.18 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5471
Download and Read
An honest and compelling memoir, Girl in Need of a Tourniquet is Merri Lisa Johnson’s account of her borderline personality disorder and how it has affected her life and relationships. Johnson describes the feeling of "bleeding out" — unable to tell where she stopped and where her partner began. A self-confessed "psycho girlfriend," she was influenced by many emotional factors from her past. She recalls her path through a dysfunctional, destructive relationship, while recounting the experiences that brought her to her breaking point. In recognizing her struggle with borderline personality disorder, Johnson is ultimately able to seek help, embarking on a soul-searching healing process. It's a path that is painful, difficult, and at times heart-wrenching, but ultimately makes her more able to love and coexist in healthy relationships.

Reconstructing Motherhood And Disability In The Age Of Perfect Babies

Author: Gail Landsman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963789
Size: 74.71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 3622
Download and Read
Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives will prevail.