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List of Illustrations Foreword - Kim Hopper Acknowledgments Introduction - T. M. Luhrmann 1. "I'm Schizophrenic!": How Diagnosis Can Change Identity in the United States - T. M. Luhrmann 2. Diagnostic Neutrality in Psychiatric Treatment in North India - Amy June Sousa 3. Vulnerable Transitions in a World of Kin: In the Shadow of Good Wifeliness in North India - Jocelyn Marrow 4. Work and Respect in Chennai - Giulia Mazza 5. Racism and Immigration: An African-Caribbean Woman in London - Johanne Eliacin 6. Voices That Are More Benign: The Experience of Auditory Hallucinations in Chennai - T. M. Luhrmann and R. Padmavati 7. Demonic Voices: One Man's Experience of God, Witches, and Psychosis in Accra, Ghana - Damien Droney 8. Madness Experienced as Faith: Temple Healing in North India - Anubha Sood 9. Faith Interpreted as Madness: Religion, Poverty, and Psychiatry in the Life of a Romanian Woman - Jack R. Friedman 10. The Culture of the Institutional Circuit in the United States - T. M. Luhrmann 11. Return to Baseline: A Woman with Acute-Onset, Non-affective Remitting Psychosis in Thailand - Julia Cassaniti 12. A Fragile Recovery in the United States - Neely A. L. Myers Conclusion - Jocelyn Marrow and T. M. Luhrmann Notes Bibliography Contributors Index

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T. M. Luhrmann is Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. She is the author of When God Talks Back, Of Two Minds, and Persuasions of the Witch's Craft. Jocelyn Marrow is a cultural anthropologist and Senior Study Director at Westat in Rockville, Maryland.

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