Native American Postcolonial Psychology / Edition 1

Native American Postcolonial Psychology / Edition 1

by Eduardo Duran, Bonnie Duran
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791423549

ISBN-13: 9780791423547

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book shows that it is necessary to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand Native Americans today. It makes native American ways of conceptualizing the world available to readers.

This book presents a theoretical discussion of problems and issues encountered in the Native American community from a

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This book shows that it is necessary to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand Native Americans today. It makes native American ways of conceptualizing the world available to readers.

This book presents a theoretical discussion of problems and issues encountered in the Native American community from a perspective that accepts Native knowledge as legitimate. Native American cosmology and metaphor are used extensively in order to deal with specific problems such as alcoholism, suicide, family, and community problems. The authors discuss what it means to present material from the perspective of a people who have legitimate ways of knowing and conceptualizing reality and show that it is imperative to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand the issues facing Native Americans today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791423547
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
694,142
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Part 1. Theory

1. Introduction
2. Psychological Worldviews
3. The Vehicle
4. Theoretical Concerns

Part 2. Clinical Praxis

5. The Spirit of Alcohol
6. Intervention with Families
7. The Problem of Suicide
8. Community Intervention
9. Epilogue

Bibliography
Index

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