James Davies

James Davies, PhD, is a member of St Cross College, University of Oxford, where he also obtained his doctorate in social anthropology. He is a social anthropologist, a qualified and practicing psychotherapist working in the NHS, and a senior lecturer in the School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University (London).

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The Making of Psychotherapists: An Anthropological Analysis

The Making of Psychotherapists: An Anthropological Analysis

by James Davies

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Here, for the first time, is a book that submits the psychoanalytic training institute to deep anthropological scrutiny. It expertly uncovers the hidden institutional devices used to transform... (more)

Emotions in the Field: The Psychology and Anthropology of Fieldwork Experience

Emotions in the Field: The Psychology and Anthropology of Fieldwork Experience

Edited by James Davies, Dimitrina Spencer

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As emotion is often linked with irrationality, its no surprise researchers tend to underreport the emotions they experience in the field. This book explores the idea that emotion is not antithetical... (more)

The Importance of Suffering: The Value and Meaning of Emotional Discontent

The Importance of Suffering: The Value and Meaning of Emotional Discontent

by James Davies

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n this book James Davies considers emotional suffering as part and parcel of what it means to live and develop as a human being, rather than as a mental health problem requiring only psychiatric,... (more)

Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good

Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good

by James Davies

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Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed - 47 million antidepressant prescriptions in the UK alone last year - and why, without solid scientific... (more)

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