Books

Top of the heap: Cheryl Mattingly

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For this installment of “Top of the heap” we spoke to Cheryl Mattingly, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Southern California.  Here’s her list of recent – and upcoming – readings:

Cheryl Mattingly

Lately my favorite reading topic has been in the “anthropology of morality.”  While there are many reasons to object that this is not a …

FeaturesLectures

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 …

In the Journals

Special issue of Ethos on “Reinvigorating Dialogue between Phenomenological and Psychoanalytic Anthropologies”

The latest issue of Ethos, guest edited by Sarah Willen and Don Seeman, brings together the phenomenological and psychoanalytic approaches in the anthropology of experience — making an argument for a closer engagement between these two modes of conceptualizing subjectivity.  The idea that this represents a moment of conceptual reorientation is most clearly articulated by Byron Good’s reflection on …