GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Rorty’s interests lie in cross-cultural comparisons of definitions and expectations of (physical and mental) health and in psychosocial strategies of coping in ill health, particularly for people—such as migrants, refugees, and exiles—who live in two cultures. Dr. Rorty is also interested in exploring the ambivalence of trust and distrust that patients and clinicians experience toward one another and in the contested hierarchies of authority and respect among all levels of medical practitioners. She recently wrote the book, On the Other Hand: The Ethics of Ambivalence and edited the volume, From Passions to Emotions and Sentiments, on the history of conceptions of the emotions. A philosopher and anthropologist by training, Dr. Rorty also finds literary works illuminating. She would be glad to hear from colleagues and students working in these and related areas.
Culture, medicine and psychiatry, June 1, 1995
Psychoanalytic review, January 1, 1971