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

Author: Frank Bures
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY ; London : Melville House, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bures, Frank.
Geography of madness.
Brooklyn, NY ; London : Melville House, 2016
(DLC) 2016001435
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Bures
ISBN: 9781612193731 1612193730
OCLC Number: 945434352
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Frank Bures.

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"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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