Subjectivity and Suffering in American Culture
By (author) Steven M. Parish
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Subjectivity and Suffering in American Culture by Steven M. Parish
Book DescriptionWinner ofThe Boyer Prize from the Society for Psychological Anthropology!!! This book explores the experience of suffering in order to shed light on the nature of the human self. Using an intimate life history approach, it examines ways people struggle to cope with experiences that can shatter their lives: a diagnosis of cancer, the death of a spouse, a parent s mental illness. The volume takes readers deep into private worlds of suffering in American culture, and invites reflection on what the subjectivity of suffering tells us about being human. Addressing universal themes in a way that fully recognizes the individuality of those who experience a personal crisis, Parish shows how individuals personalize the cultural and psychological resources in which they find their possible selves.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230605381
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 15-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steven M. Parish
Moral Knowing in a Hindu Sacred City, Paperback (August 1994)» View all books by Steven M. Parish
Explores the interrelationship of mind, self, emotion and the development of moral consciousness in the Nepalese city of Bhaktapur. The author investigates how the citizens have developed moral awareness in the context of cultural life.
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Author Biography - Steven M. Parish
Steven M. Parish is Associate Professor of Anthropology atUniversity of California, San Diego.
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