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`This is a wonderful volume, powerfully written, timely, insightful, and filled with major pieces; the passion, intellectual rigor and sense of history found here promises to shape this field in the decades to come. This volume sets the agenda for the future' - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois Pathology and the Postmodern explores the relationship between mental distress and social constructionism using new work from eminent scholars in the fields of sociology, psychology and philosophy. The authors address: how specific cultural, economic and historical forces converge in contemporary psychiatry and psychology; how new syndromes, subjectivities and identities are being constructed and

Grammar and the Brain
Grammar and the brain
Steven R.Sabat and RomHarré

Alzheimer's Disease, or, as we prefer to call it, Alzheimer's Condition (hereafter AC), is a progressive and irreversible neuropathological disorder which affects millions of people throughout the world. It strikes the middle-aged and the elderly. The incidence of this condition is expected to triple in the next forty years. It reduces life expectancy by as much as 50 percent (Katzman, 1976). The condition arises through the degeneration of neurons in the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures such as the hippocampus and the nucleus Basalis of Meynert. It results in the depletion in a number of neurotransmitters. The cortical damage occurs mostly in the parietal, occipital, and temporal association areas, leaving the primary sensory and motor ...

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