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Other Psychotherapies: Special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

This special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry explores the under-examined roots of Western psychotherapy, complicating the idea that it is, in the words of the issue organizers, “exclusively…a modern phenomenon.”

“Other psychotherapies”: Healing interactions across time, geography, and culture (open access)
Ross G. White, Cheryl McGeachan, Gavin Miller, Sophia Xenophontos

This article introduces the special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry entitled “Other Psychotherapies”:

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Global Mental Health: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

This special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry addresses the growing field of Global Mental Health. As the organizers state in their introduction to the issue,

“Over the past decade, efforts in Global Mental Health (GMH) have significantly evolved in parallel with critical commentary on its claims and interventions. The initial debate between global and local, universalist and culturalist, emic and etic

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Indigenous Mental Health: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry (OA)

This open-access special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry examines mental health among Indigenous populations, with an emphasis on research. As the organizers state in their introduction, the articles in this issue “illustrate some of the distinctive ethical, conceptual and methodological challenges in contemporary Indigenous mental health research.” They continue:

In most parts of the world, Indigenous peoples have experienced colonization

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Loneliness: a special issue of Transcultural Psychiatry

The October 2020 issue of Transcultural Psychiatry addresses the concept of loneliness anthropologically. As the special issue editors state in their introduction:

“In recent years, loneliness has been increasingly recognized as a social issue, a public health concern, and even a global epidemic. […] The feeling of being lonely, of being left behind, and the fear of abandonment and social

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In the Journals – October 2020, Pt. 2

Social Studies of Science

Who’s afraid of Ebola? Epidemic fires and locative fears in the Information Age (OA)

Wesley Shrum, John Aggrey, Andre Campos, Janaina Pamplona da Costa, Jan Joseph, Pablo Kreimer, Rhiannon Kroeger, Leandro Rodriguez Medina

Epidemics have traditionally been viewed as the widespread occurrence of infectious disease within a community, or a sudden increase above what is typical. …