Unfinished: The Anthropology of Becoming
João Biehl and Peter Locke, editors
Duke University Press, 2017. 400 pages.
If hierarchy is the key to sociological knowledge production, what might it mean to refuse the hierarchy of intelligences between those who know the world, those who can allegedly theorize the world, and those who have to survive the world, or …
Meaning, Madness and Political Subjectivity: A Study of Schizophrenia in Turkey
By Sadeq Rahimi
Routledge, 2015, 248 pages
This book is issued by “The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis” series, which aims at enhancing the dialogues between social scientists and practitioners, especially in the fields of trauma, attachment relationships in the family, in social settings, and …
Healing Secular Life: Loss and Devotion in Modern Turkey
By Christopher Dole
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012, 291 pp.
Healing Secular Life is a study of the organizing force of secularism in contemporary Turkish life. Dole’s ethnographic entry is the practice of religious healing; specifically, the socially ambiguous work of two kinds of religious healer, the evliya or …