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The geography of madness, penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures

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The geography of madness, penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes, Frank Bures
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-231) and index
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The geography of madness
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
945169708
Responsibility statement
Frank Bures
Sub title
penis thieves, voodoo death, and the search for the meaning of the world's strangest syndromes
Summary
"Jon Ronson meets David Grann in this fascinating, wildly entertaining adventure and travel story about how culture can make us go totally insane The Geography of Madness is an investigation of "culture-bound" syndromes, which are far stranger than they sound. Why is it, for example, that some men believe, against all reason, that vandals stole their penises, even though they're in good physical shape? In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed magazine writer Frank Bures travels around the world to trace culture-bound syndromes to their sources--and in the process, tells a remarkable story about the strange things all of us believe"--, Provided by publisher
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