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Revenge of the Windigo : The Construction of the Mind and Mental Health of North American Aboriginal Peoples.

Author/Creator:
Waldram, James, B.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (429 pages)
Series:
Anthropological Horizons
Anthropological Horizons
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Subjects:
Indians of North America -- Psychology.
Indians of North America -- Mental health.
Ethnopsychology -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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, provides guidance for a new vein of research.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Monsters and Mental Health
Themes and Influences
Plan of the Book
Terminology
About the Title
Conclusion
PART A: CONSTRUCTING THE ABORIGINAL
2 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
Conclusion
3 The Psychoanalyst's Aboriginal
Anthropology and the Rorschach: No Experience Required
The Generation of Aboriginal Personality Portraits
Atomism and the Northern Indian
Persistence of the Rorschach
Conclusion
4 Measuring the Aboriginal
Acculturation and the Conceptualization of Aboriginality
Measuring Aboriginal Cultural Orientation
Measuring Aboriginal Personality: The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
The Confusion of Race and Culture in the Measurement of Aboriginal Intelligence
Constructing the Aboriginal Variable
Conclusion
PART B: THE DISORDERED ABORIGINAL
5 The Construction of Aboriginal Psychopathology
'Latent Schizophrenics and Primitive People': Early Studies of Psychopathology
Marginality and the 'Caught-Between-Two-Worlds' Paradigm
Acculturative Stress
Community-Based Epidemiological Studies
Conclusion
6 The Alcoholic Aboriginal
The Biologically Susceptible Aboriginal
The How and Why of Aboriginal Drinking
Indian Drinking and White Man Drinking
Emerging Epidemiological Issues
Conclusion
7 The Depressed Aboriginal
Conceptualizing Depression and Suicide
Measuring and Treating Aboriginal Depression and Suicide
An Ethnographic Approach to the Study of Aboriginal Depression
Conclusion
8 The Culture-Bound Aboriginal
The Culture-Bound Syndromes.
Windigo Psychosis
Pibloktoq
Ghost Sickness
Why the Culture-Bound Syndromes Persist
Conclusion
9 The Traumatized Aboriginal
Conceptualizing Trauma and PTSD
Trauma and Aboriginal Peoples
Historic, Cultural, and Collective Trauma
Trauma and the Construction of 'Residential School Syndrome'
Conclusion
PART C: TREATING THE ABORIGINAL
10 The Clinician's Aboriginal
The Anthropological Roots of Aboriginal Values Research
The Psychologist's Approach to Aboriginal Values
Delineating the Ethics, Values, and Behaviours of the Aboriginal
Essentializing the Aboriginal/Non-Aboriginal Dichotomy
Values and Treatment
Conclusion
11 Healing the Traditional Aboriginal
Aboriginal Theories of Mental Health and Illness
The Holistic Aboriginal
Re-opening the Mind/Body Debate
The Use of Culture and Tradition in Treatment
Defining 'Traditional Aboriginal Healing'
Conclusion
12 Conclusion: The Windigo's Revenge
Disturbed, Disordered, and Dysfunctional
Problems of Culture and History
Defining the Aboriginal
Contemporary Aboriginal Cultural Realities: Creolization and Beyond
Notes
References
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Waldram, James, B. Revenge of the Windigo
ISBN:
9781442683815
9780802088260
OCLC:
811563715