This Companion provides the first definitive overview of psychocultural anthropology: a subject that focuses on cultural, psychological, and social interrelations across cultures. * Brings together original essays by leading scholars in the field * Offers an in--depth exploration of the concepts and topics that have emerged through contemporary ethnographic work and the processes of global change * Key issues range from studies of consciousness and time, emotion, cognition, dreaming, and memory, to the lingering effects of racism and ethnocentrism, violence, identity and subjectivity
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Author Biography - Conerly Casey
Conerly Casey is Assistant Professor in the anthropology and psychology programs at the American University of Kuwait. Based on research with Muslim Hausa youths in northern Nigeria, she has published several articles and book chapters about the politics of identity and citizenship, media and mediated emotion, and violence, including a Suffering and the Identification of Enemies in Northern Nigeriaa in PoLAR (1998) and a Mediated Hostility: Media, "Affective Citizenships" and Genocide in Northern Nigeriaa in Genocide, Truth and Representation: Anthropological Approaches (2007), co--edited by Alexander Laban Hinton and Kevin Oa Neill. Robert B. Edgerton is a University Scholar and Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a past president of the Society for Psychological Anthropology and has published a number of books in the field, including Rules, Exceptions, and Social Order (1985), Sick Societies (1992), and Warrior Women (2000).