With a fine tuned ethnographic sensibility janis h jenkins explores the lived experience of psychosis trauma and depression among people of diverse cultural orientations revealing how mental illness engages fundamental human processes of self desire gender identity attachment and interpretation extraordinary conditions illuminates the cultural shaping of extreme psychological . This item extraordinary conditions culture and experience in mental illness set up a giveaway customers who viewed this item also viewed page 1 of 1 start over page 1 of 1 this shopping feature will continue to load items in order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous . Culture and experience in mental illness janis h jenkins university of california press extraordinary conditions extraordinary conditions ucsd research team included a talented group of phd students who the extraordinary conditions culture and experience in mental illness. Throughout this book i have emphasized how the extraordinary conditions of mental illness engage fundamental human processes in a situation of existential precariousness arguing that the experience of mental illness is better characterized in terms of struggle than symptoms and that culture is integral to all aspects of mental illness. Extraordinary conditions illuminates the cultural shaping of extreme psychological suffering and the social rendering of the mentally ill as nonhuman or not fully human jenkins contends that mental illness is better characterized in terms of struggle than symptoms and that culture is central to all aspects of mental illness from onset to recovery
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