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Latah in South-East Asia : The History and Ethnography of a Culture-Bound Syndrome
by Robert L. Winzeler


Overview - "Latah", the Malayan hyperstartle pattern, has fascinated Western observers since the late nineteenth century and is widely regarded as a "culture-bound syndrome". Dr Winzeler critically reviews the literature on the subject, and presents new ethnographic information based on his own fieldwork in Malaya and Borneo.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"Latah", the Malayan hyperstartle pattern, has fascinated Western observers since the late nineteenth century and is widely regarded as a "culture-bound syndrome". Dr Winzeler critically reviews the literature on the subject, and presents new ethnographic information based on his own fieldwork in Malaya and Borneo. He considers the biological and psychological hypotheses that have been proposed to account for "latah", and explains the way in which local people understand it. Arguing that latah has specific social uses, he concludes that it is not generally appropriate to regard it as an "illness" or "syndrome".


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  • ISBN-13: 9780521472197
  • ISBN-10: 0521472199
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: May 2004
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensions: 9.26 x 6.29 x 0.68 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.89 pounds

Series: Publications of the Society for Psychological Anthropology #1

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Books > Social Science > Anthropology - Cultural & Social
Books > Psychology > Social Psychology
Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - General

 
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