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Latah in South-East Asia: The History and Ethnography of a Culture-Bound Syndrome
Latah, " the Malayan hyperstartle pattern, has fascinated Western observers since the late nineteenth century and is widely regarded as a "culture-bound syndrome." Dr Winzeler critically reviews the literature on the subject, and presents new ethnographic information based on his own fieldwork in Malaya and Borneo. He considers the biological and psychological hypotheses t ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 20th 2004 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 12th 1995)
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