Introduction- Mark Van Ommeren-WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use ‘The culture and context is really important in mental health.’ 3.04 Dévora Kestel -Director, WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use ‘How can learning things done in a different way will enrich the way we do our own practice? ‘ 7.06 Introduction… Read More
We are proud to announce that the Healer and the Psychiatrist is in the Official Selection of the London International Documentary Film Festival, Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival, Riga Pasaules Film Festival and the German International Ethnographic Film Festival. They represent diverse documentary film making styles including ethnographic, anthropological and indigenous film. For further information… Read More
The Tongan Medical Association: 56th Annual Medical Conference (1998) This short analysis had to be cut because of length from my recent article on Dr Mapa Puloka in Transcultural Psychiatry. To approach a theorization of the diversity of public reception to Dr Puloka’s strategies, I examine the only extensive challenge to Psychiatry made by the… Read More
I was in a museum in Gothenburg, Sweden. But for a long meaningful moment I was brought back to Tonga, through the powerful idea of comedy serving the same purpose worldwide and in different historical times. Read More
Archival recordings of Tonga are vital resources for further research and teaching. Experience a seminar at Atenisi in 1998 at a very particular time in its history and get a real taste of Professor Futa Helu’s wide intellectual interests.
Explore the value of video for anthropology through videos made on Tongan comedy, volunteering in a Swedish intentional community and much more. Read More