1. A website with links to resources on psychiatric/psychological anthropology is http://www.mccajor.net/cbs_cul.html. Look over the multiple links on the website for professional discussions and bibliographies about this field. Click onto the link “Culture-Bound Syndromes,” by Timothy McCajor Hall. Compare this discussion of culture-bound syndromes in China with two other culture-bound syndromes described in Tapestry of Culture.
2. https://anthropology.ua.edu/cultures/cultures.php?culture=Culture%20and%20Personality contains a historical survey of the culture and personality school in anthropology. It presents capsule summaries of its basic premises, information about key figures, and recent critiques of this approach. Review the site and compare the contributions of any two anthropologists associated with culture and personality studies. What is the contemporary status of this perspective?
3. The centennial of Margaret Mead’s birth was celebrated in 2001; multiple exhibitions, programs, and websites were mounted throughout that year to honor her life. The Library of Congress exhibited a selection of her field notes, archives, and artifacts; the collection documents major themes in Mead’s life and work. Highlights and related links are at http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mead/. Explore this website and identify major themes in Mead’s work in the areas of childhood, gender, and personality formation. Why do you think she was such an important, iconographic figure in American anthropology?