258 pages | 26 B/W Illus.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to psychological anthropology, covering both the early history and contemporary state of the field. Eller discusses the major themes, theories, figures and publications, and provides a detailed survey of the essential and enduring relationship between anthropology and psychology. The volume charts the development, celebrates the accomplishments, critiques the inadequacies, and considers the future of a field that has made great contributions to the overall discipline of anthropology. The chapters feature rich ethnographic examples and boxes for more in-depth discussion as well as summaries and questions to support teaching and learning. This is essential reading for all students new to the study of psychological anthropology.
Part I: The Development of Psychological Anthropology
1. Psychology in the Formation of Anthropology
2. The Early Culture-and-Personality School
3. The Late Culture-and-Personality School
4. The Cognitive Turn in Anthropology: Ethnoscience and Structuralism
5. Mind in Symbols, Body, and Practice: Psychological Anthropology since the 1970s
Part II: Contemporary Issues in Psychological Anthropology
6. Self and Personhood
8. Dreaming and Altered States of Consciousness
9. Mental Illness
10. Cognition, Schemas, and Neuroanthropology