Tag: psychological anthropology

Haitian migration and dreams in Chile: Questions for global mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. by Gabriel Abarca-Brown

Gabriel Abarca-Brown , July 28th, 2020


I met Pierre (34)[1] in a northern Santiago neighbourhood during my ethnographic fieldwork early in 2018. He was one of the hundreds of Haitians who arrived in Chile,…


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The metropolis and mental life in the age of COVID-19: Delaying descent into the blasé attitude by Rafael Wainer

Rafael Wainer , June 25th, 2020


The COVID city: Class, physical isolation, and virtual connection At the time of writing this we are all experiencing what the classical sociologist Émile Durkheim would call a…


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Fragments of a Transient Affliction: “Mass Hysteria” and the Question of Subjectivity by Aidan Seale-Feldman

Aidan Seale-Feldman , March 20th, 2020


A study of “mass hysteria” is a study of fragments of a phenomenon in its absence. Absent because of its transient nature; the affliction appears suddenly, without warning,…


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The Power of Vulnerability Revisited

Nina Oria-Loureiro , March 22nd, 2017


This episode focuses on a conversation between Adam and Amy about a TEDtalk titled The Power of Vulnerability presented by Brené Brown. In this video, Brown breaks down the…


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The Power of Vulnerability Revisited

Nina Oria-Loureiro , March 22nd, 2017


This episode focuses on a conversation between Adam and Amy about a TEDtalk titled The Power of Vulnerability presented by Brené Brown. In this video, Brown breaks down the…


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Ayahuasca Visions in the Peruvian Amazon

Greg Batchelder , November 29th, 2016


As a psychological anthropologist interested in alternative healing options, I recently traveled to Peru to experience ayahuasca with a shaman I had been corresponding with for some time….


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