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Global mental health videos

McGill University’s Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, which hosted a conference this summer on global mental health, has started a blog and posted several video interviews with participants from the conference.  These are excellent short summaries of particular issues or positions around global mental health, which could very readily be used in a teaching context.  In the …

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Laurence Kirmayer, “Revisioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health”

In late October my department (Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago) hosted a talk by Laurence Kirmayer of McGill University.  I’m pleased to present the full video of the lecture here.  The talk, titled “Revisioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health,” is a broad and synthetic overview of Dr. Kirmayer’s thinking on psychiatry and mental …

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The Culture, Mind and Brain Conference and Tanya Luhrmann on “Hearing Voices in Accra and Chennai”

This past Friday and Saturday the Foundation for Psychocultural Research held its Fifth interdisciplinary conference on Culture, Mind and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications.  I’m sad to have missed it, as it was clearly a very exciting event, bringing together key researchers from neuroscience, biocultural anthropology, cultural psychology, behavioral biology and other disciplines to discuss — in very concrete …

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Ian Hacking – “The New Me: What Biotechnology may do to Personal Identity”

I recently came across a video of a relatively recent lecture which Ian Hacking gave at Huron University College, entitled, “The New Me: What Biotechnology may do to Personal Identity.”  The short (15 min) talk — embedded below — reprises many of the issues Hacking has been dealing with for the past several years (e.g.”Ian Hacking on commercial genome-reading

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Welcome to Dialogues on Transcriptions

Engaging perspectives on global health and HIV/AIDS research from across social science, biomedicine, and related disciplines, Dialogues aims to bring scholars, researchers, authors, activists, and students into conversation with one another and with their audiences. Our aims with this forum are multiple. First, we seek to create a space in which authors can reflect in an open-ended and conversational way …

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Didier Fassin on Resentment and Ressentiment

Professor Didier Fassin delivered the Roger Allan Moore Lecture on Friday, February 3, 2012 at the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

In this lecture, titled, “On Resentment and Ressentiment,” Didier Fassin discusses the differences between the concepts of resentment and ressentiment, specifically as formulated by Jean Améry and the implications of that distinction in …