Disciplined Hearts: History, Identity, and Depression in an American Indian Community / Edition 1

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Drawing on recent anthropological theory as well as ethnographic and clinical work, Theresa O'Nell locates depression among the Flathead Indians in the culturally organized experiences of an oppressed people. Offering a rich account of family and community life, she describes the moral imagination with which Flathead Indian people weave together historical and personal loss, American Indian identity, and social responsibility.
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O'Nell (National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research) draws on recent anthropological theory to relate depression on the Flathead Reservation in Montana to the culturally organized experiences of an oppressed people. She examines narratives of depression by Flathead residents, and describes American Indian depression as an interplay of ideas of the self and the family, ethnic identity, and relations between Indians and whites. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520214460
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 12/15/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Theresa DeLeane O'Nell is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Director of Ethnographic Research at the National Center for American
Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I History and Identity 15
1 Telling about Whites, Talking about Indians 19
2 The Making and the Unmaking of the "Real Indians" 45
Pt. II Loneliness and Pity 75
3 Speaking to the Heart 79
4 Feeling Bereaved, Feeling Aggrieved, and Feeling Worthless 110
Pt. III Loneliness and Depression 141
5 Speaking from the Heart 145
6 Culture and Depression 177
Afterword 211
Notes 217
References 233
Index 247
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