Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Crazy Like Us: The Globalisation of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters

In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been its golden arches or bomb craters, but the bulldozing of the human psyche itself- it is in the process of homogenising the way the world goes mad. For the past 30 years, America has been the world leader in mental-health research, and Western definitions of mental illness are prevailing over indigenous beliefs around the globe. In this book, journalist Ethan Watters travels from China to Tanzania to bring home an unsettling conclusion- as America introduces Westernised ways of treating mental illnesses, it is in fact spreading the diseases. In post-tsunami Sri Lanka, Watters reports on the Western trauma counsellors who, in their rush to help, inadvertently trampled local expressions of grief, suffering, and healing; in Japan, Watters reveals the truth about a multi-million-dollar campaign by one of the world's biggest drug companies to change the Japanese experience of depression - literally marketing the disease along with the drug. By examining the Western impact on the psyches of people in other cultures, Watters forces us to take a fresh look at our own approaches to mental health and healing. It turns out that we may have as much to learn from other cultures' beliefs about the mind as we have to teach them.

Buy Crazy Like Us: The Globalisation of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781921640643
ISBN-10: 1921640642
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 155mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Scribe Publications
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2010
Country of Publication: Australia

YouTube Videos - Crazy Like Us: The Globalisation of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters

Crazy Like Us : The Globalisation of the American Psyche


Book Reviews - Crazy Like Us: The Globalisation of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Crazy Like Us: The Globalisation of the American Psyche book by Ethan Watters and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Ethan Watters

Authors Bio, not available

A Preview for this title is currently not available.

Customers Also Bought

Boomerang Books customers who bought Crazy Like Us: The Globalisation of the American Psyche by Ethan Watters also bought the following titles:

Under the Dome by Stephen King
Paperback / softback, July 2010
$19.54 $22.99

Books By Ethan Watters

Crazy Like Us by Ethan Watters
Paperback, March 2011
$37.16 $41.29
Urban Tribes by Ethan Watters
Paperback / softback, October 2004
Urban Tribes: Are Friends the New Family? by Ethan Watters
Paperback / softback, March 2004
$26.96 $29.95