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Kleinman, Arthur

Works: 126 works in 494 publications in 4 languages and 21,397 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN296, 616.0019
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Most widely held works by Arthur Kleinman
The illness narratives : suffering, healing, and the human condition by Arthur Kleinman( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe cong qi 20 nian lai de lin chuang zhi liao he shu bai ge zhen shi bing an zhong fa xian,Ji tong bu jin shu yu shen ti,Er qie lian jie zhe zi wo yu she hui
Patients and healers in the context of culture : an exploration of the borderland between anthropology, medicine, and psychiatry by Arthur Kleinman( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patients and healers in the context of culture: an exploration of the borderland between anthropology, medicine, and psychiatry describes observations of clinical interviews between various medical practitioners, namely folk healers, temple medicine men, and Chinese style and Western style physicians, and their patients. It stresses the importance of adopting proper cultural perspectives, making one's interpretations within that framework, and relying on direct observation; and urges an integration of social and cultural methods into the routine training of doctors, so as to enable a more humane and appropriate clinical practice. Medical anthropology is rich with anecdote and description focused on one or another aspect of patients or diseases, practitioners or healing, symbolisms or religion. This book takes us beyond such details and provides an integrating theoretical framework, operational models, and a systematic methodology of study that will allow the clinician and investigator to avoid the quagmires of ethnocentricity and reductionist formulation. The material is based on ten years of comparative cross-cultural research of Chinese medical systems at the National Taiwan University, Harvard University, the University of Washington, and the National Institutes of Health
Culture and depression : studies in the anthropology and cross-cultural psychiatry of affect and disorder( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing at the margin : discourse between anthropology and medicine by Arthur Kleinman( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the border between medical and social problems, the boundary between health and social change. The book studies the body as the mediator between individual and collective experience, finding that many health problems, for example the trauma of violence or depression in the course of chronic pain, are less individual medical problems than interpersonal experiences of social suffering
Social suffering by Conference [social surfering]( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social Suffering" takes in the human consequences of war, famine, depression, disease and torture, problems that result from what political, economic and institutional power does to people. Experts have joined together to investigate the cultural representations of
Rethinking psychiatry : from cultural category to personal experience by Arthur Kleinman( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Kleinman proposes an international view of mental illness and mental care. Arthur Kleinman, M.D., examines how the prevalence and nature of disorders vary in different cultures, how clinicians make their diagnoses, and how they heal, and the educational and practical implications of a true understanding of the interplay between biology and culture
What really matters : living a moral life amidst uncertainty and danger by Arthur Kleinman( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, Arthur Kleinman tells the stories of a handful of men and women, some of whom have lived through some of the most turbulent transitions of the twentieth century. He shows how in such moments of extreme pressure, our morality - even our very identity - can be changed, for worse and for better." "Their stories reveal just how challenging moral life is, and just how precarious are our worlds and our livelihood. Indeed, Kleinman offers in this book a groundbreaking approach to ethics, examining "who we are" through some of the most disturbing issues of our time - war, globalization, poverty, social injustice, sex, and religion - and what they man to moral life as it is actually lived."--Jacket
Social origins of distress and disease : depression, neurasthenia, and pain in modern China by Arthur Kleinman( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine in Chinese cultures : comparative studies of health care in Chinese and other societies : papers and discussions from a conference held in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., February 1974 by Arthur Kleinman( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global pharmaceuticals : ethics, markets, practices( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In some parts of the world spending on pharmaceuticals is astronomical. In others people do not have access to basic or life-saving drugs. Individuals struggle to afford medications; whole populations are neglected, considered too poor to constitute profitable markets for the development and distribution of necessary drugs. The ethnographies brought together in this timely collection analyze both the dynamics of the burgeoning international pharmaceutical trade and the global inequalities that emerge from and are reinforced by market-driven medicine. They demonstrate that questions about who will be treated and who will not filter through every phase of pharmaceutical production, from preclinical research to human testing, marketing, distribution, prescription, and consumption. Whether considering how American drug companies seek to create a market for antidepressants in Japan, how Brazil has created a model HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment program, or how the urban poor in Delhi understand and access healthcare, these essays illuminate the roles of corporations, governments, NGOs, and individuals in relation to global pharmaceuticals
Deep China : the moral life of the person : what anthropology and psychiatry tell us about China today by Arthur Kleinman( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep China investigates the emotional and moral lives of the Chinese people as they adjust to the challenges of modernity. Sharing a medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry perspective, the contributors--Arthur Kleinman, Yunxiang Yan, Jing Jun, Sing Lee, Everett Zhang, Pan Tianshu, Wu Fei, and Guo Jinhua--explore the remaking of the moral person during China's profound social and economic transformation, unraveling the shifting practices and struggles of contemporary life."--Page 4 of cover
SARS in China : prelude to pandemic? by Arthur Kleinman( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The SARS epidemic of 2003 was one of the most serious public health crises of our times. The event, which lasted only a few months, is best seen as a warning shot, a wake-up call for public health professionals, security officials, economic planners, and policy makers everywhere. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is one of the "new" epidemics. SARS in China addresses the structure and impact of the epidemic and its short and medium range implications for an interconnected, globalized world. After initially stalling and prevaricating, the Chinese government managed to control SARS before it became a global catastrophe, an accomplishment that required political will and national mobilization. Recent warnings from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding avian flu make it clear that SARS may have been a prelude to bigger things. The contributors to this volume include a journalist, WHO's representative in Beijing, and health care professionals, several of whom found themselves on the frontlines of the battle to understand and control SARS. Their vivid, first-hand accounts encouraged other contributors to go beyond the boundaries of their respective disciplines and write for a wide audience. The authors of this volume focus on specific aspects of the SARS outbreak--epidemiological, political, economic, social, cultural, and moral. They analyze SARS as a form of social suffering and raise questions about the relevance of national sovereignty in the face of such global threats. Taken together, these essays demonstrate that SARS had the potential of becoming a major turning point in human history. This book thus poses a question of the greatest possible significance: Can we learn from SARS before the next pandemic?--Publisher description
The Relevance of social science for medicine by Leon Eisenberg( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subjectivity : ethnographic investigations by João Guilherme Biehl( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This innovative volume is an extended intellectual conversation about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. Examining the ethnography of the modern subject, this preeminent group of scholars probes the continuity and diversity of modes of personhood across a range of Western and non-Western societies. Contributors consider what happens to individual subjectivity when stable or imagined environments such as nations and communities are transformed or displaced by free trade economics, terrorism, and war; how new information and medical technologies reshape the relation one has to oneself; and which forms of subjectivity and life possibilities are produced against a world in pieces. The transdisciplinary conversation includes anthropologists, historians of science, psychologists, a literary critic, a philosopher, physicians, and an economist. The authors touch on how we think and write about contingency, human agency, and ethics today
Pain and disability : clinical, behavioral, and public policy perspectives by Institute of Medicine (U.S.)( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pain--it is the most common complaint presented to physicians. Yet pain is subjective--it cannot be measured directly and is difficult to validate. Evaluating claims based on pain poses major problems for the Social Security Administration (SSA) and other disability insurers. This volume covers the epidemiology and physiology of pain; psychosocial contributions to pain and illness behavior; promising ways of assessing and measuring chronic pain and dysfunction; clinical aspects of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation; and how the SSA's benefit structure and administrative procedures may affect pain complaints
A passion for society : how we think about human suffering by Iain Wilkinson( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the meaning of human suffering for society? How has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways does "the problem of suffering" serve to inspire us to act with care for others? How does our response to suffering reveal the moral state of our humanity and our social condition? In this trenchant work, Arthur Kleinman--a renowned figure in medical anthropology--and Iain Wilkinson, an award-winning sociologist, team up to offer some answers to these profound questions. A Passion for Society investigates the historical development and current condition of social science with a focus on how this development has been shaped in response to problems of social suffering. Following a line of criticism offered by key social theorists and cultural commentators who themselves were unhappy with the professionalization of social science, Wilkinson and Kleinman provide a critical commentary on how studies of human social life have moved from an original concern with social suffering and its amelioration to dispassionate inquiries. The authors demonstrate how social care is revitalizing and remaking the discipline of social science, and they examine the potential for achieving social understanding though a moral commitment to the practice of care. In this deeply considered work, Wilkinson and Kleinman argue for an engaged social science that connects critical thought with social action, that seeks to learn through caregiving, and that operates with a commitment to establish and sustain humane forms of society"--Provided by publisher
World mental health casebook : social and mental health programs in low-income countries by Alex Cohen( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past dozen years, the field of international mental health has been transformed from a sub-discipline that attracted only a handful of anthropologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists, into a field that has now become a major concern in international public health. The World Mental Health Casebook will serve as a resource for those engaged in the widening efforts to address the burden of mental disorders in low-income countries. The case studies contained here describe: the "Shanghai Model" of psychiatric rehabilitation for persons with schizophrenia, an extraordinary mental health program for poor patients in Lima, Peru who are undergoing treatment for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, how Guatemalan refugee women in Mexico were trained to become mental health promoters, the development of mental health services in primary care settings in Nepal, the attempts to improve the lives of women in India through literacy programs, the radical reform of psychiatric services in Trieste, Italy, and research from Fiji and Hong Kong that shows how traditional practices can lower the prevalence of post-partum depression. Each case history, through concrete and pragmatic examples, offers lessons that can inform the functioning of services elsewhere. In general, the Casebook, will also encourage others to undertake careful documentation and evaluation of programs so that the mistakes of the past can be avoided, and the successes replicated
Governance of life in Chinese moral experience : the quest for an adequate life( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China has experienced a tremendous turn-around over the past three decades from the ethos of sacrificing life to the emergent appeal for valuing life. This book takes an interdisciplinary look at China's these decades of transformation through the defining theme of governance of life. With an emphasis on how to achieve an adequate life, the contributors integrate a whole range of life-related domains including: the death of Sun Zhigang, the peril caused by rising tobacco consumption, the emerging suicide intervention, the turning points in the fight against AIDS, the intensely evolving birth policy, the emerging biological citizenship, and so on. In doing so, they explore how biological life has been governed differently to enhance the wellbeing of the population instead of promoting ideological goals. This change, dubbed "the deepening in governmentality," is one of the most important driving forces for China's rise, and will have huge bearings on how the Chinese will achieve an adequate life in the 21st century. This book presents works by a number of internationally known scholars and will be of interest to students and scholars of anthropology, sociology, political science, history, Chinese philosophy, law, and public health
The culture of mental illness and psychiatric practice in Africa by Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

7 Women's Self-Reported Mental Health in Accra, Ghana8 One Thing Leads to Another: Sex, AIDS, and Mental Health Reform in South Africa; 9 Health Care Professionals' Mental Health and Well-Being in the Era of HIV/AIDS: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa; 10 The Role of Traditional Healers in Mental Health Care in Africa; 11 Improving Access to Psychiatric Medicines in Africa; 12 Child Soldiers and Community Reconciliation in Postwar Sierra Leone: African Psychiatry in the Twenty-First Century
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The illness narratives : suffering, healing, and the human condition
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Arthur Kleinman Amerikaans psychiater

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Kleinman, Arthur K.

Kleinman, Arthur M.

Kleinman, Arthur M. 1941-

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Patients and healers in the context of culture : an exploration of the borderland between anthropology, medicine, and psychiatryCulture and depression : studies in the anthropology and cross-cultural psychiatry of affect and disorderWriting at the margin : discourse between anthropology and medicineSocial sufferingRethinking psychiatry : from cultural category to personal experienceWhat really matters : living a moral life amidst uncertainty and dangerMedicine in Chinese cultures : comparative studies of health care in Chinese and other societies : papers and discussions from a conference held in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., February 1974Global pharmaceuticals : ethics, markets, practices