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The Resource The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures

The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures

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The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes
Title
The geography of madness
Title remainder
penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes
Statement of responsibility
Frank Bures
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Travel writer Frank Bures investigates the strange phenomenon of 'culture-bound' syndromes across the world: illnesses with a combination of psychiatric and somatic symptoms that are only considered to be a disease within a specific society or culture. They are found across the world within cultures and when viewed from outside can seem both mysterious and odd. Bures has travelled worldwide and recounts strange cases such as voodoo death and penis theft. He investigates epidemics that seem like madness to outsiders but all-too-real to those experiencing them
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SALS
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Bures, Frank
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ethnology
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Human geography
  • Medical anthropology
  • Psychiatry, Transcultural
Target audience
adult
Label
The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060505894
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9781612195568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)955008616
Label
The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060505894
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 241 pages
Isbn
9781612195568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)955008616

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