Empathy and Healing

Empathy and Healing

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For more than three decades the author has been concerned with issues to do with emotion, suffering and healing. This volume presents ethnographic studies of South Wales, Maharashtra and post-Soviet Latvia connected by a theoretical interest in healing, emotion and subjectivity. Exploring the uses of narrative in the shaping of memory, autobiography and illness and its connections with the master narratives of history and culture, it focuses on the post-Soviet clinic as an arena in which the contradictions of a liberal economy are translated into a medical language.Essays in Medical and Narrative Anthropology Vieda Skultans ... The scale of deaths means that there are few Latvian families without personal knowledge of such killings. ... For example, Andrejs Plakans in his recent history of Latvia (1995 : 147) relies on the earlier history by Misiunas and Taagepera (1993: 41a€“47).

Title:Empathy and Healing
Author:Vieda Skultans
Publisher:Berghahn Books - 2008-03-15


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