Publications

2003
Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio, and Byron J. Good. 2003. “Introduction: Culture in the Politics of Mental Health Research”. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 27:369-371.
2002
Good, Byron J. 2002. “Culture and panic disorder: How far have we come?”. Culture, medicine and psychiatry 26:133-136.
2001
Good, Byron J., and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good. 2001. “Why do the masses so easily run amok?”. Latitudes 510-19.
2000
Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio, and Byron J. Good. 2000. “Clinical narratives and the study of contemporary doctor-patient relationships”. Pp. 243-258 in The handbook of social studies in health and medicine.
Ware, Norma C, William S Lachicotte, Suzanne R Kirschner, Dharma E Cortes, and Byron J. Good. 2000. “Clinician experiences of managed mental health care: a rereading of the threat”. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 14:3-27.
Good, Byron J., and MJD Good. 2000. “Fiction and Historicity in Doctors' Stories: Social and narrative dimensions of learning medicine”. Pp. 50-69 in Narrative and the cultural construction of illness and healing. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio, and Byron Good. 2000. “'Parallel Sisters': Medical Anthropology and Medical Sociology”. Pp. 377-88 in Handbook of Medical Sociology. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.
1999
Mezzich, Juan E, et al. 1999. “The place of culture in DSM-IV”. The Journal of nervous and mental disease 187:457-464.
1997
Good, Byron J. 1997. “Studying mental illness in context: Local, global, or universal?”. Ethos 25:230-248.
1996
Good, Byron J. 1996. “Culture and DSM-IV: Diagnosis, knowledge and power”. Culture, medicine and psychiatry 20:127-132.
Good, Byron J. 1996. “Epilogue: Knowledge, power, and diagnosis”. Culture and psychiatric diagnosis: A DSM-IV perspective 347-352.
Good, Byron J. 1996. “Mental health consequences of displacement and resettlement”. Economic and political weekly 1504-1508.
1994
Garro, Linda C, Karen A Stephenson, and Byron J Good. 1994. “Chronic illness of the temporomandibular joints as experienced by support-group members”. Journal of general internal medicineJournal of general internal medicine 9372-378.
Good, Byron J. 1994. Medicine, Rationality, and Experience. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio, Tseunetsugu Munakata, Yasuki Kobayashi, Cheryl Mattingly, and Byron J Good. 1994. “Oncology and narrative time”. Social Science & Medicine 38:855 - 862. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Oncologists encounter the uncertainty of time horizons in their patients' lives. Although American oncologists are given a cultural mandate to instill hope in the therapeutic narratives they create with patients, uncertainty leads them to expressions of time without horizons or of time with highly foreshortened horizons as they seek to create for patients an experience of immediacy rather than of chronology. The distinctiveness of the American pattern is highlighted through comparison with Japanese exemplar cases and stories of therapeutic practices in oncology. Concepts drawn from narrative analysis of temporality and the construction of the therapeutic plot are employed.
Good, Byron J., et al. 1994. “In the subjunctive mode: Epilepsy narratives in Turkey”. Social Science & Medicine 38:835 - 842. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Careful analysis of transcripts of interviews we conducted with a sample of persons identified as suffering epilepsy or seizure disorders in an epidemiological study in Turkey revealed not only that life stories of illness have an overall narrative structure but that the interviews were composed as a corpus of shorter stories. Analytic concepts from reader response theory bring attention to aspects of both the overall life story and the stories told about illness. In particular, we identify ‘subjunctivizing tactics’ present in the narrative representation of illness that allow sufferers and their families to justify continued care-seeking and to maintain hope for positive, even ‘miraculous,’ outcomes. In particular, these narratives maintain multiple perspectives and the potential for multiple readings, suggesting alternative plots about source and outcome of illness, and they represent potency and the possibilities for healing through stories of encounters with the mysterious.

1993
Good, Byron J., and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good. 1993. “Learning medicine: the constructing of medical knowledge at Harvard Medical School”. Knowledge, Power and Practise: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life 81-107.
1992
Good, Byron, and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good. 1992. “The comparative study of Greco-Islamic medicine: the integration of medical knowledge into local symbolic contexts”. in Pathways to Asian Medical Knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Good, Byron J. 1992. “Culture and psychopathology: Directions for psychiatric anthropology”. New directions in psychological anthropology 181-205.
Good, Byron J. 1992. “Culture, diagnosis and comorbidity”. Culture, medicine and psychiatry 16:427-446.

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