ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Section: 004 Traditions and Directions of Psychiatric Anthropology
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Junior and above.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

For decades, anthropologists have examined people’s experience, interpretation, and treatment of mental distress and disturbances across the world. These investigations have helped us understand ab/normality as changing and traveling cultural constructs; social production of suffering and people’s moral striving; medicine as historical systems of practice and power; the promises and perils of interventions, especially transnational ones; and so on.

In this seminar, we will read some representative ethnographies in the field in order to explore what questions can be asked about/through mental health that speak to our broader social concerns, and what approaches people have developed to address those questions. Works by neighboring disciplines such as history, sociology, and philosophy will also be read. Students will develop a hypothetical research project of their own, a proposal to study an issue related to mental health that they find of particular interest.

Course Requirements:

Active class participation, an in-class presentation, weekly comments on readings, and a research prospectus.

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students who have taken at least one 300-level course in sociocultural or medical anthropology.

Class Format:

Seminar.

ANTHRCUL 458 - Topics in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
10961
Open
4
 
-
Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This class meets in 208 WH.
002 (SEM)
P
19474
Closed
0
 
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
28557
Closed
0
 
-
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
31920
Open
6
 
-
M 3:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
32171
Open
3
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
32573
Open
17
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.


ISBN: 0520274792
Everyday Ethics : Voices from the Frontline of Community Psychiatry., Author: Paul Brodwin., Publisher: University of California Press 2013
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0520262085
The pastoral clinic : addiction and dispossession along the Rio Grande, Author: Angela Garcia., Publisher: University of California Press 2010
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0385000162
Asylums : essays on the social situation of mental patients and other inmates, Author: by Erving Goffman., Publisher: Doubleday 1. Anchor 1990
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 069114205X
Depression in Japan : psychiatric cures for a society in distress, Author: Junko Kitanaka., Publisher: Princeton University Press 2011
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0679744932
Of two minds : an anthropologist looks at American psychiatry, Author: T.M. Luhrmann., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 2001
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0807001279
The protest psychosis : how schizophrenia became a black disease, Author: Jonathan M. Metzl., Publisher: Beacon 2011
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0826520812
Recovery's Edge: An Ethnography of Mental Health Care and Moral Agency, Author: Neely Laurenzo Myers, Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press 2015
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 1416587098
Crazy like us : the globalization of the American psyche, Author: Ethan Watters., Publisher: Free Press First Free 2011
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for ANTHRCUL 458 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi
The CourseProfile (ART) system, supported by the U-M Provost’s 3rd Century Initiative through a grant to the Office of Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (ART)