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Allan Young

Professor

Joint appointment with Social Studies of Medicine
Ph.D University of Pennsylvania, 1970

Young, Allan, Dr

Social Studies of Medicine, Room 211
3647 Peel Street
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1X1

Tel.: 514-398-6249
Fax: 514-398-7476

                                            allan [dot] young [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)                                           
                                            Curriculum vitae

Office Hours

Mondays: 10:00-12:00


Research Interests

Comparative medical systems, anthropology of science, anthropology of psychiatry, Ethiopia

Representative Publications

Forthcoming publications:

"Bodily memory and traumatic memory," in Trauma, Culture, and the Sciences of Memory, M. Lambek and P. Antze, eds. London: Routledge, forthcoming.

Journal articles:

"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.

 

 


 

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