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Revenge of the Windigo : the construction of the mind and mental health of North American Aboriginal peoples

Author: James B Waldram
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2004.
Series: Anthropological horizons, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses our knowledge of Aboriginal mental health: who generates it; how it is generated and communicated; and what has been - and continues to be - its implications for Aboriginal peoples. The author undertakes an exhaustive examination of three disciplines - anthropology, psychology, and psychiatry - and reveals how together they have constructed a gravely distorted portrait of 'the Aboriginal.' Using  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James B Waldram
ISBN: 0802088260 9780802088260 0802086004 9780802086006 9781442683815 1442683813
OCLC Number: 53396855
Awards: Winner of Harold Adams Innis Prize 2005 (Canada)
Short-listed for Saskatchewan Book Award for Scholarly Writing 2004 (Canada)
Description: xii, 414 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: monsters and mental health --
Part A: Constructing the aboriginal --
Constructing aboriginal personality: the early years. Ruth Benedict and the Boasian tradition ; The emergence of psychoanalytical anthropology and the search for the Indians' 'basic personality structure' ; The Indian education research project --
The psychoanalyst's aboriginal. Anthropology and the Rorschach: no experience required ; Atomism and the northern Indian ; Persistence of the Rorschach --
Measuring the aboriginal. Measuring aboriginal personality: the Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory ; The confusion of race and culture in the measurement of aboriginal intelligence --
Part B: The disordered aboriginal --
The construction of aboriginal psychopathology. 'Latent schizophrenics and primitive people': early studies of psychopathology ; Marginality and the 'caught-between-two-worlds' paradigm --
The alcoholic aboriginal. Indian drinking and white man drinking --
The depressed aboriginal. Conceptualizing depression and suicide --
The culture-bound aboriginal. Windigo psychosis ; Pibloktoq ; Ghost sickness ; Why the culture-bound syndromes persist --
The traumatized aboriginal. Conceptualizing trauma and PTSD ; Trauma and the construction of 'residential school syndrome' --
Part C: Treating the aboriginal --
The clinician's aboriginal --
Healing the traditional aboriginal. The holistic aboriginal ; The use of culture and tradition in treatment ; Defining 'traditional aboriginal healing' --
Conclusion: the Windigo's revenge. Disturbed, disordered, and dysfunctional ; Problems of culture and history ; Defining the aboriginal ; Contemporary aboriginal cultural realities: Creolization and beyond.
Series Title: Anthropological horizons, 26.
Responsibility: James B. Waldram.

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Using interdisciplinary methods, the author critically assesses the enormous amount of information that has been generated on Aboriginal mental health, deconstructs it, and through this exercise,  Read more...

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"'There is no other book available that so comprehensively, critically, and lucidly explores this subject matter.' Naomi Adelson, Department of Anthropology, York University; 'For this type of book Read more...

 
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