Books

Eduardo Kohn’s How Forests Think: Toward an Anthropology Beyond the Human

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Editor’s note: As part of our new series, Second Opinion (not to be confused with the SMA’s similarly titled newsletter) we ask two contributors to review the same book, respond to the same question, or comment on the same set of issues.  For our first pair of Second Opinion posts, we invited two reviews of Eduardo Kohn’s new book, How …

Books

Book review: Summerson Carr’s Scripting Addiction

Scripting Addiction: The Politics of Therapeutic Talk and American Sobriety

by E. Summerson Carr

 

Princeton University Press, 2010.

323 pp., US$29.95 (paperback).

 

E. Summerson Carr’s Scripting Addiction is an ethnography of American talk therapy for drug users. It explores the myriad ways in which symptoms of addiction are constructed, identified, and managed in this setting. Carr’s rich and …

Features

Toward an Anthropological Theory of Mind (AToM): Selves

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Last month a small, international gathering of twenty-seven anthropologists and psychologists took place at the Stanford Humanities Center, organized by Stanford anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann and Culture and Mind postdoctoral fellows Julia Cassaniti, and Jocelyn Marrow, with financial support from the Robert Lemelson Foundation. (See end of post for full list of participants.

The session on “selves” in …