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A different medicine postcolonial healing in the Native American Church

Author: Joseph D Calabrese
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press 2013, ©2013
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In 'A Different Medicine', Joseph Calabrese presents a case study that challenges many deeply ingrained cultural assumptions and attempts to mediate a centuries-old clash of cultural paradigms. The book explores a controversial Native American ritual and healthcare practice: ceremonial consumption of the psychedelic Peyote cactus in the context of a postcolonial healing movement called the Native American Church.  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph D Calabrese
ISBN: 9780199927722 0199927723 9780199345670 0199345678
OCLC Number: 859166395
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 234 Seiten) Illustrationen
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Preface: Hard to Swallow: The Challenge of Radical Cultural Differences ; PART 1. Anthropological and Clinical Orientations ; I Introduction: Peyote, Cultural Paradigm Clash, and the Multiplicity of the Normal ; II Expanding Our Conceptualization of the Therapeutic: Toward a Suitable Theoretical Framework for the Study of Cultural Psychiatries ; III Clinical Ethnography: Clinically-Informed Self-Reflective Immersion in Local Worlds of Suffering, Healing and Wellbeing ; PART 2. Cultural and Personal Healing in the Native American Church ; IV The Unfolding Cultural Paradigm Clash: Ritual Peyote Use and the Struggle for Postcolonial Healing in North America ; V Medicine and Spirit: The Dual Nature of Peyote ; VI The Peyote Ceremony: Psychopharmacology, Ritual Process, and Experiences of Healing ; VII Kinship, Socialization, and Ritual in Navajo Peyotist Families ; VIII Postcolonial Hybridity and Ritual Bureaucracy in New Mexico: Participant Observation in a Navajo Peyotist Healer's Clinical Program ; IX Decolonizing Our Understandings of the Normal and the Therapeutic ; References
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Drawing on two years of ethnographic field research among the Navajos, this book explores a controversial Native American ritual and healthcare practice: ceremonial consumption of the psychedelic  Read more...

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