Limits to agency in psychopathology: A comparison of Trinidad and Albania.
Anthropology and Medicine
95 - 114.
Comparative anthropology at a distance is acceptable providing we use ethnographic findings to see how apparent similarities might actually differ in the field: 'aiming for comparison with the non-comparability of phenomena kept firmly in mind'. This paper contrasts the limits of agency in local understandings of 'psychopathology' for two societies: a fishing village in Trinidad and an agricultural mountain village in Albania. The work madness does in each reflects rather different histories and cultures - with a more dynamic and metaphorical resonance for the voluntarist Caribbean than for prescriptive Northern Albania. © 2007 Taylor & Francis.
|Title:||Limits to agency in psychopathology: A comparison of Trinidad and Albania|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology|
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