Aboriginal Children, History and Health: Beyond Social Determinants

Aboriginal Children, History and Health: Beyond Social Determinants

by John Boulton

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This volume traces the complex reasons behind the disturbing discrepancy between the health and well-being of children in mainstream Australia and those in remote Indigenous communities. Invaluably informed by Boulton’s close working knowledge of Aboriginal communities, the book addresses growth faltering as a crisis of Aboriginal parenting and a continued problem for the Australian nation. The high rate and root causes of ill-health amongst Aboriginal children are explored through a unique synthesis of historical, anthropological, biological and medical analyses. Through this fresh approach, which includes the insights of specialists from a range of disciplines, Aboriginal Children, History and Health provides a thoughtful and innovative framework for considering Indigenous health.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317355304
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 238
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

John Boulton is Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Table of Contents

Foreword (Colin Tatz).


Part 1 The child in the human story

Chapter 2 The child and nurture in the human story
Gaynor Macdonald and John Boulton

Chapter 3 Childhood in deep human history: The evolutionary origins of human childhood
  Ze’ev Hochberg

Chapter 4 Traditions of Aboriginal parenting
Gaynor Macdonald

Part 2 The child in political history

Chapter 5 A history of legislation and attitudes towards British, non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australian children
Rani Kerin

Chapter 6 The health of Aboriginal Children in Western Australian 1829 – 1960
  Christine Choo

Part 3  Political and social disruptions to the pre-requisites of parenting

Chapter 7 Disrupting demography: population collapse and rebound
  John Boulton

Chapter 8 Coolibah’s Story: Structural violence in the twentieth century
  John Boulton

Chapter 9 The destruction of food resources at the colonial frontier
  John Boulton

Part 4 Disorders of Child Growth and Development: a metric of structural violence

Chapter 10 Growth faltering as a metric of social exclusion and poverty
  John Boulton

Chapter 11 A model of children’s growth and adaptation to nutritional stress
   Ze’ev Hochberg and John Boulton 

Part 5 Conclusion

Chapter 12 Growing up our way: beyond social determinants in the aetiology of growth faltering
   John Boulton

Chapter 13  Reflections
   John Boulton

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