9.14.21 readings

Readings

  • ·       Podcast. “Crazy Like Us: Are Americans Exporting Their Dysfunctions to the Rest of the World?”

https://hdavidbaer.com/2021/05/20/crazy-like-us-are-americans-exporting-their-dysfunctions-to-the-rest-of-the-world/

o   (is listening intriguing? infuriating? in a productive way?)

o   Recommended, or for background: Ethan Watters. Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche. Free Press 2010.

o   I had been thinking of assigning ch. 4 “The Mega-Marketing of Depression in Japan” and then went with the podcast. (That chapter a good link to pharma conversation too) Discuss?

o   As you listen, please recall your reading from the first class, parts of the Intro to “Postcolonial Disorders: Reflections on Subjectivity in the Contemporary World.”