Crazy Like Us: The Globalisation of the American Psyche

Crazy Like Us: The Globalisation of the American Psyche

Ethan Watters / Jan 29, 2020
Crazy Like Us The Globalisation of the American Psyche In Crazy Like Us Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been its golden arches or bomb craters but the bulldozing of the human psyche i
  • Title: Crazy Like Us: The Globalisation of the American Psyche
  • Author: Ethan Watters
  • ISBN: 9781921753206
  • Page: 107
  • Format: ebook
  • In Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been its golden arches or bomb craters, but the bulldozing of the human psyche itself it is in the process of homogenising the way the world goes mad For the past 30 years, America has been the world leader in mental health research, and Western definitIn Crazy Like Us, Ethan Watters reveals that the most devastating consequence of the spread of American culture has not been its golden arches or bomb craters, but the bulldozing of the human psyche itself it is in the process of homogenising the way the world goes mad For the past 30 years, America has been the world leader in mental health research, and Western definitions of mental illness are prevailing over indigenous beliefs around the globe In this book, journalist Ethan Watters travels from China to Tanzania to bring home an unsettling conclusion as America introduces Westernised ways of treating mental illnesses, it is in fact spreading the diseases In post tsunami Sri Lanka, Watters reports on the Western trauma counsellors who, in their rush to help, inadvertently trampled local expressions of grief, suffering, and healing in Japan, Watters reveals the truth about a multi million dollar campaign by one of the world s biggest drug companies to change the Japanese experience of depression literally marketing the disease along with the drug By examining the Western impact on the psyches of people in other cultures, Watters forces us to take a fresh look at our own approaches to mental health and healing It turns out that we may have as much to learn from other cultures beliefs about the mind as we have to teach them.
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    About "Ethan Watters"

      • Ethan Watters

        Ethan Watters is a free lance journalist whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Discover, Men s Journal, Spin, Details, and Wired A frequent contributor to NPR, Watters work appeared in the 2007 and 2008 Best American Science and Nature Writing He co founded the San Francisco Writers Grotto, a work space for local artists He lives in San Francisco with his wife and children.


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