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- DescriptionManic behavior holds an undeniable fascination in American culture. This work seeks to understand mania's appeal and how it weighs on the lives of Americans diagnosed with manic depression. It takes us into the fascinating and sometimes disturbing worlds of mental-health support groups, mood charts, psychiatric rounds and psychotropic drugs.
- Author BiographyEmily Martin is professor of anthropology at New York University. Her books include Flexible Bodies: Tracking Immunity in American Culture from the Days of Polio to the Age of AIDS and The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction .
- PrizesWinner of Society for the Anthropology of Work Diana Forsythe Prize 2009.
- Author(s)Emily Martin
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication19/01/2009
- GenreSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note19 halftones. 6 tables.
- Weight599 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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