BOOK REVIEW Mental Disorder: Anthropological just over 100 pages. In other words, Khan Insights. Nichola Khan, Toronto: University opts for breadth over depth in this book. of Toronto Press, 2017, 129 pp. This means that there are many issues on which she touches only superficially. Rebecca Seligman Although at times I found this Northwestern University superficiality somewhat frustrating, the book ultimately functions very well as an In Mental Disorder: Anthropological Insights, invitation to readers to further explore Nichola Khan offers readers an ambitious areas that intrigue them, and Khan offers overview of the anthropology of study guides and lists of additional psychiatry and mental health. The book resources to facilitate the reader’s ability to aims to “bridge the gap between research do just that. and teaching,” and thus is explicitly Following a preface and introduction in intended for pedagogical use. As someone which Khan lays out some basics of who teaches in this area, I know that to terminology and attempts to draw some attempt to introduce students to the key useful distinctions among disciplinary and questions, theoretical approaches, and theoretical perspectives, the first two debates in this increasingly dense field of chapters take a mainly historical study is
Medical Anthropology Quarterly – Wiley
Published: Jan 1, 2018
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