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Crazy Like Us

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Thu., May 19, 7:30 p.m. 2011

Powell's City of Books

Ethan Watters' new tome Crazy Like Us tackles an alarming aspect of the Western approach, demonstrating that a particularly American brand of defining, explaining, diagnosing, and treating mental states is being exported to other societies without taking into account fundamentally different cultural—and therefore mental—environments. Armed with ample studies, Watters makes a tidy case for the idea that disorders' causes, expressions, and favorable resolutions are not universal. As an entry point to this fascinating evolution, Watters' argument is a compelling shot across the bow.

Powell's City of Books

1005 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97205
503-228-4651
Hours: Daily 9am-11pm
http://powells.com

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  • Thu., May 19, 7:30 p.m. 2011