Revenge of the Windigo: Construction of the Mind and Mental Health of North American Aboriginal Peoples / Edition 2

Revenge of the Windigo: Construction of the Mind and Mental Health of North American Aboriginal Peoples / Edition 2

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by James Waldram
     
 

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.

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802086006
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Anthropological Horizons Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

James B. Waldram is a medical anthropologist at the University of Saskatchewan. He is the author of many articles and books, including Aboriginal Health in Canada: Historical, Cultural and Epidemiological Perspectives, with D. Ann Herring and T. Kue Young, 1995.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1Introduction : monsters and mental health3
Pt. AConstructing the aboriginal
2Constructing aboriginal personality : the early years21
3The psychoanalyst's aboriginal44
4Measuring the aboriginal69
Pt. BThe disordered aboriginal
5The construction of aboriginal psychopathology105
6The alcoholic aboriginal134
7The depressed aboriginal167
8The culture-bound aboriginal190
9The traumatized aboriginal212
Pt. CTreating the aboriginal
10The clinician's aboriginal239
11Healing the traditional aboriginal271
12Conclusion : the windigo's revenge300
Notes321
References335
Index393

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