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Against all odds : psychosocial distress and healing among women

Author: Mahima Nayar
Publisher: New Delhi, India : SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd ; Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications Inc, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uses vivid ethnographic narratives to study linkages between socio-economic conditions and the mental health of women living in low-income neighbourhoods of big cities. After presenting anthropological insights related to the understanding of madness, mental health and mental illness, the author illustrates how the social position of women and factors inherent in urbanism have an impact on the level of psychosocial  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mahima Nayar
ISBN: 9789353281915 9353281911
OCLC Number: 1076728773
Description: xvi, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: so what is abnormal? --
Culture, context and distress --
Finding a way through the labyrinth --
Deconstructing madness : possession and pains --
Women, social structure and distress --
Learning to live alone : paisa, bimari aur jinn --
Conclusion: pathways to health and healing --
Bibliography --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: Mahima Nayar.

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An in-depth study of the psychosocial distress a big city creates for and in women.  Read more...

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