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Coming soon! How We Think About Dementia

How We Think About Dementia

Personhood, Rights, Ethics, the Arts and What They Mean for Care

Julian C. Hughes

Providing a much-needed accessible overview of the complex philosophical and ethical underpinnings of dementia care, this book explores current thinking around the concepts of ageing, personhood, capacity, liberty, best interests and the nature of palliative care, shedding new light on their implications for the caring professions. more »

July 2014, Paperback: £19.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-477-5, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 240pp

Keywords: adults, Alzheimer's disease, anthropology, arts therapies, carers, creativity, dementia, ethics, health care, law, mental health, nursing, older people, palliative care, person-centred, psychiatry, psychology, social care, social work

Coming soon! Chasing the Phantom

Chasing the Phantom

In Pursuit of Myth and Meaning in the Realm of the Snow Leopard

Eduard Fischer

For twenty-five years Eduard Fischer returned to the Trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh, enthralled by the unique culture of this ancient Buddhist kingdom, and seeking to catch just a glimpse of the elusive snow leopard. This is the tale of that quest, but also an exploration of myth, art, science, and the sacred space of high mountains. more »

May 2014, Paperback: £9.99/ $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-84819-172-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keywords: anthropology, autobiography, Buddhism, folklore and myth, memoirs, paranormal psychology, prana, psychology, spirituality, yoga

Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

Humanizing Healthcare Reforms

Gerald A. Arbuckle, PhD

This book looks at the problems facing healthcare systems from a social anthropological angle, and argues for a return to a values-based approach to healthcare. The author clarifies how organizations need to identify the goals that unite their members and how individuals at every level can contribute to positive change in their organizations. more »

2012, Paperback: £19.99/ $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84905-318-1, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 272pp

Keywords: anthropology, bullying, communication, health care, nursing, practical theology, social care, social policy

Music and Altered States

Music and Altered States

Consciousness, Transcendence, Therapy and Addictions

Edited by David Aldridge and Jörg Fachner

This international collection examines the opportunities for using music-induced states of altered consciousness to promote physical and mental healing, treat substance dependence, and in spiritual and palliative care. The contributors describe the use of altered states and their therapeutic potential, providing examples from different settings. more »

2005, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-84310-373-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anthropology, mental health, music therapy, palliative care, psychotherapy

A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

A Systemic Treatment of Bulimia Nervosa

Women in Transition

Carole Kayrooz

Bulimia nervosa involves interpersonal, social and societal factors as well as the cognitive, developmental and behavioural aspects that have been the focus of much professional intervention to date. The author shows how people seeking to understand and emotionally support women with this problem need to be able to work with all these dimensions. more »

2001, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-918-9, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 208pp

Keywords: anthropology, bulimia, counselling, eating disorders, mental health

Creation Stories of the Middle East

Creation Stories of the Middle East

Ewa Wasilewska

This comprehensive study explores the region's 'forgotten' narratives, myths and traditions. Drawing on stories from Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Syria-Palestine and Persia, Wasilewska shows how these narratives of creation, destruction and rebirth reach to the very roots of the Biblical and Quranic Genesis. more »

2000, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-681-2, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 224pp

Keywords: anthropology, spirituality, theology

Anthropological Approaches to Psychological Medicine

Anthropological Approaches to Psychological Medicine

Crossing Bridges

Edited by Vieda Skultans and John Cox

This text brings together clinicians and researchers in psychiatry and mental health. The aim is to explore what we can learn from anthropology to achieve a contextual understanding of mental illness and health in contemporary society. The book contains a wide selection of ideas, and works well to bridge the gap between anthropology and psychiatry. more »

2000, Paperback: £24.99/ $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-708-6, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 304pp

Keywords: anthropology, mental health, psychiatry

Rhythm and Timing of Movement in Performance

Rhythm and Timing of Movement in Performance

Drama, Dance and Ceremony

Janet Goodridge

Despite the richness of the subject and the importance frequently ascribed to the phenomena of rhythm and timing in the arts, the topic as a whole has been neglected. Janet Goodridge writes from a practical movement background and draws on a wide range of sources to illuminate the subject in relation to theatre, drama, dance, ceremony, and ritual. more »

1999, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-548-8, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 288pp

Keywords: anthropology, dance and movement therapy, dramatherapy, theatre

Emotional Expression Among The Cree Indians

The Role of Pictorial Representations in the Assessment of Psychological Mindedness

Nadia Ferrara

Nadia Ferrara examines cultural differences in emotional expression and psychological mindedness by comparing Euro-Canadians, and Cree Amerindians – who are often stereotyped as taciturn and less verbally expressive. She investigates the ethnographic contexts of the Cree people, as well as their style of communication and views of imagery and art. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-656-0, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 144pp

Keywords: anthropology, art therapy, emotions, psychology

Bulgarian Folk Customs

Bulgarian Folk Customs

Mercia Macdermott

This comprehensive exploration of Bulgarian traditions, beliefs and lifestyles provides a wealth of information available for the first time in English. Folk customs sustain a community and promote the welfare of the individual within it, and in Bulgarian these customs have fulfilled many needs, strengthening, educating and celebrating. more »

1998, Paperback: £29.99/ $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-486-3, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 264pp

Keyword: anthropology

Christian Symbols, Ancient Roots

Elizabeth Rees

This book selects dominant Christian symbols and places them against the archaic background from which they grew, drawing on myths and rituals of both ancient and contemporary cultures, thereby integrating the worlds of symbol and reality, sacred and secular, myth and history. more »

1997, Paperback: £22.99/ $36.95
ISBN: 978-1-85302-179-4, 234mm x 156mm / 9.25in x 6in, 176pp

Keyword: anthropology

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