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The Resource The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures

The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures

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The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes
Title
The geography of madness
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penis thieves, voodoo death and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes
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Frank Bures
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Language
eng
Summary
"Jon Ronson meets David Grann in this fascinating, wildly entertaining adventure and travel story about how culture can make us go totally insane The Geography of Madness is an investigation of "culture-bound" syndromes, which are far stranger than they sound. Why is it, for example, that some men believe, against all reason, that vandals stole their penises, even though they're in good physical shape? In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed magazine writer Frank Bures travels around the world to trace culture-bound syndromes to their sources--and in the process, tells a remarkable story about the strange things all of us believe"--
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Bures, Frank
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non fiction
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  • Ethnology
  • Ethnopsychology
  • Human geography
  • Medical anthropology
  • Psychiatry, Transcultural
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The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-231) and index
Control code
2016001435
Extent
xiii, 241 p.
Isbn
9781612193724
Lccn
2016001435
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The geography of madness : penis thieves, voodoo death and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-231) and index
Control code
2016001435
Extent
xiii, 241 p.
Isbn
9781612193724
Lccn
2016001435

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