Crazy Like Us

Crazy Like Us

The Globalization of the American Psyche

Book - 2010
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Journalist Watters explores the American exportation of how the world goes mad, arguing that as we introduce Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses, we are in fact spreading the diseases.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781416587088
141658708X
Branch Call Number: 616.89 Wat
Characteristics: vii, 306 p. ; 24 cm.

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"explores the American exportation of how the world goes mad, arguing that as we introduce Americanized ways of treating mental illnesses, we are in fact spreading the diseases." This title is also available as a digital audiobook from St. Tammany Parish Library's Hoopla service.


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lisastitch
Feb 18, 2011

An interesting and well-written look at the way we export our ideas of human psychology and mental health, questioning the validity of the DSM for the entire world.

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velvetcactus
Jul 04, 2010

Once again, the ethno-centric Americans think themselves supreme and that their methods are superior, totally ignoring the cultural and societal cues of foreigners they go about 'unhelping' notably disaster victims around the world. And doing more harm in the process. Will they never learn?
Well-researched treatment of the subject and a good read.

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