The Discourse of Agoraphobia
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Constructing Panic by Lisa Capps
Book DescriptionThis text offers an analysis of one patient's experience of agoraphobia. In this collaboration between a clinical psychologist and a linguist, the authors propose a view of agoraphobia as a communicative disorder. In a marriage of psychology and linguistics, the book argues that for all its frustrations as an instrument, language is potent, the primary medium for symbolizing constructions of reality.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674165496
(235mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 29-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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The aim of this book is to obtain a close look at the condition that afflicts over 350,000 Americans, autism. Research findings, methodological considerations, and historical accounts are explored, and the reader is conducted through the course of development from infancy to adulthood.
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Author Biography - Lisa Capps
Lisa Capps was Assistant Professor of Psychology at Berkeley. Elinor Ochs is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Jerome Bruner is University Professor at New York University and the author of many books, including Acts of Meaning; On Knowing; The Process of Education; and Toward a Theory of Instruction (all published by Harvard).
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