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Psychological and Medical Anthropology: Theory: The Mind, Self, and Subjectivity in Culture

Theory: Mind, Self & Subjectivity in Culture

Note: Unless otherwise indicated, these books are available in the Geisel Library.  A few of the sources are available online--for those which indicate "UCSD only" please follow these instructions when accessing from off-campus.

Csordas, Thomas J. (1990), “Embodiment as a paradigm for Anthropology,” Ethos 18: 5-47.  Online access, UCSD only.

Hallowell, A.I.  (1955), “The self and its behavioral environment,” in Culture and experience, pp. 75-110  (Compare this to Mauss’ classic essay on the category of the person--citation below)

Harris, G. (1989), “Concepts of individual, self, and person in description and analysis,” American Anthropologist 91: 599-612.  Online access, UCSD only.

Hollan, Douglas (2001), “Constructivist models of mind, contemporary psychoanalysis, and the development of culture theory,” American Anthropologist 102: 538-550. Online access, UCSD only. 

Levy, Robert (1984), “Emotion, knowing, and culture,” in Culture theory: essays on mind, self, and emotion, Richard A. Shweder and Robert A. LeVine (eds.), pp. 214-237.

Mauss, Marcel.  "A category of the human mind: the notion of person; the notion of self," in The category of the person: anthropology, philosophy, history, Michael Carrithers, Steven Collins, Steven Lukes, eds., pp. 1-25.

Parish, Steven M. (1991), “The sacred mind: Newar cultural representations of mental life and the production of moral consciousness,” Ethos 19: 313-351

Paul, Robert A. (1990), “What does anybody want? Desire, purpose, and the study of the acting subject in culture,” Cultural Anthropology  5(4): 431-451.  Online access, UCSD only.

Shweder, Richard 1999 “Cultural Psychology—What is it?” in Cultural Psychology: Essays on Human Development. Cambridge University Press.