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Latah in South-East Asia: The History and Ethnography of a Culture-Bound Syndrome

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Beschreibung

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A critical reassessment of latah, the Malayan hyperstartle pattern, and 'culture-bound syndrome'.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction; Part I. The Problem of Latah: 1. The study of latah; 2. Latah, history and gender; 3. 'Latah' elsewhere; Part II. Latah, Society and Culture: 4. Latah in Kelantan: an overview; 5. Latah and Malay culture; 6. Symbolic meanings and social uses; Part III. Borneo Comparisons and Perspective: 7. Latah in Borneo; 8. Latah and the Iban; Part IV. Conclusions: 9. Explaining latah: paradigm and paradox, syndrome and ritual, nature and culture.

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'Winzeler's book is a well written and well documented monograph on a difficult topic, based on thorough research, carefully argued ... convincing.' Bijdragen
EAN: 9780521472197
ISBN: 0521472199
Untertitel: 'Publications of the Society fo'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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