Suffering in style

  title={Suffering in style},
  author={Richard A. Shweder},
  journal={Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry},
  • R. Shweder
  • Published 1 December 1988
  • Psychology
  • Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry
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