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Author Waldram, James B. (James Burgess), author

Title Revenge of the windigo : the construction of the mind and mental health of North American Aboriginal peoples / James B. Waldram
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2004]
©2004
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 414 pages)
Series Anthropological horizons ; 26
Anthropological horizons ; 26
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-391) and index
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Subject Ethnopsychology -- History.
Indians of North America -- Mental health.
Indians of North America -- Psychology.
Ethnopsychology -- history.
Indians, North American -- psychology.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442683813 (electronic bk.)
9781442683815 (electronic bk.)