onsdag den 28. november 2012

Ethnography and suicide


Medicine bodies and society


Conference on culture mind and brain

This past Friday and Saturday the Foundation for Psychocultural Researchheld its Fifth interdisciplinary conference on Culture, Mind and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications.  I’m sad to have missed it, as it was clearly a very exciting event, bringing together key researchers from neuroscience, biocultural anthropology, cultural psychology, behavioral biology and other disciplines to discuss — in very concrete terms — some of the emerging questions and methodological approaches in the study of human subjectivity, sociality and biology.  You can find the entire conference program here.

Culture, mind and brain

Video lecture on global mental health

University of Chicago) hosted a talk by Laurence Kirmayer of McGill University.  I’m pleased to present the full video of the lecture here.  The talk, titled “Revisioning Psychiatry: Cultural Phenomenology, Critical Neuroscience, and Global Mental Health,” is a broad and synthetic overview of Dr. Kirmayer’s thinking on psychiatry and mental health in the 21st century.  It builds on conversations we have been tracking closely on this site for several years, including the 2010 FPR-UCLA conference on Cultural and Biological Contexts of Psychiatric Disorder; the recent Advanced Study Institute at McGill on Global Mental Health; the FPR’s even more recentconference on Culture, Mind and Brain; as well as several years of research and writing under the rubric of Critical Neuroscience.

Global mental health