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LOCAL>> Roy Richard Grinker – Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness

Presented by Commonwealth Club at Streaming Arts

Jun 10 2021
LOCAL>> Roy Richard Grinker – Nobody's Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness

Anthropologist discusses his book with journalist Jenara Nerenberg

*** Healthy Society Series ***

The way people conceptualize mental illness, and how they talk about it, differs around the world.

A new book—Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness, by George Washington University Professor of Anthropology Roy Richard Grinker—examines the ways in which culture and historical contexts have shaped our beliefs, stigma and social norms around mental health.

In conversation with journalist and Divergent Mind author Jenara Nerenberg, Grinker will share what families, doctors, and everyday people can do to create a more welcoming and accepting society. Through his research in Africa, Asia and the United States, and with stories from hunter gatherers to family physicians, there are lessons to be learned that challenge the very notion of “normal” to begin with.

Grinker is also the editor-in-chief of Anthropological Quarterly and the author of Unstrange Minds.

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$30 – General Admission + book

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10:00 - 11:00 am PT

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