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Latah in Southeast Asia: The History and Ethnography of a Culture-bound Syndrome
Latah in Southeast Asia
Author(s) Robert L. Winzeler
Published 1995
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Country United Kingdom
Pages 172
ISBN 978-0521472197

Latah in Southeast Asia: The History and Ethnography of a Culture-bound Syndrome is a book by Robert L. Winzeler, published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge in 1995.

Table of contentsEdit

Chapter Page
List of maps and tables xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgements xv
Introduction: the problem of latah 1
Part I - The problem of latah 9
1 - The study of latah 11
2 - Latah, history, and gender 25
3 - "Latah" elsewhere 33
Part II - Latah, society, and culture 53
4 - Latah in Kelantan: an overview 55
5 - Latah and Malay culture 74
6 - Symbolic meanings and social uses 92
Part III - Borneo comparisons and perspectives 107
7 - Latah in Borneo 109
8 - Latah and the Iban 119
Part IV - Consclusions 127
9 - Explaining latah: paradigm and paradox, syndrome and ritual, nature and culture 129
Glossary 137
Notes 141
Bibliography 156
Index 169
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