Afflictions: Steps towards a Visual Psychological Anthropology by Robert Lemelson and Annie Tucker (review)

  title={Afflictions: Steps towards a Visual Psychological Anthropology by Robert Lemelson and Annie Tucker (review)},
  author={Erminia Colucci},
  journal={Anthropological Quarterly},
  pages={943 - 948}
  • E. Colucci
  • Published 27 September 2019
  • Psychology
  • Anthropological Quarterly
T carefully crafted book by Lemelson and Tucker provides theoretical and practical reflections on the Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia film series (Lemelson 2010–2011), produced by the first author’s company Elemental Productions. These six longitudinal ethnographic films explore a range of neuropsychiatric (Part 1) and psychotic (Part 2) conditions in various cultural settings in Indonesia. However, the book is more ambitious than this and attempts to address important… 
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