Joint appointment with Social Studies of Medicine
Ph.D University of Pennsylvania, 1970
Social Studies of Medicine, Room 211
3647 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1X1
allan [dot] young [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Comparative medical systems, anthropology of science, anthropology of psychiatry, Ethiopia
"Bodily memory and traumatic memory," in Trauma, Culture, and the Sciences of Memory, M. Lambek and P. Antze, eds. London: Routledge, forthcoming.
"Suffering and the origins of traumatic memory," in Deadalus,125 (1996):245-260.
"Symptom attribution in cultural perspective," with L. Kirmayer and J. Robins, in Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 39(1994):585-595.
Books and monographs:
The Harmony of Illusions: Inventing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Princeton: Princeton Unversity Press, 1995.
Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge, with Charles Leslie, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
Articles/chapters in books and monographs:
"A Description of How Ideology Shapes Knowledge of a Mental Disorder (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder)," in Knowledge, Power and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life, Shirley Lindenbaum and Maragaret Lock, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993, 108-128.
"Reconstructing rational minds: Psychiatry and morality in the treatment of post traumatic stress disorder," in The Social Construction of Illness, J. Lachmund and G. Stollberg, eds. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1992, 115-124.