An Ethnography of Stress

Author: V. Burbank
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230117228
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This book examines the global issue of health inequality through an in-depth look at a remote Australian Aboriginal community characterized by premature morbidity and mortality.

Health Inequities in Canada

Author: Olena Hankivsky
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774819782
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is a growing recognition that existing theories on, and approaches to, health inequities are limited in their ability to capture how they are produced through changing, co-constituted, and intersecting effects of multiple forms of oppression. Intersectionality considers the interactions and combined impacts of social locations and structural processes on the creation and perpetuation of inequities. This volume brings together activists, scholars, and community-based researchers to apply interpretations of intersectionality to health and organizational governance cases. By addressing specific health issues, it demonstrates that inequities cannot be understood without the interrogation of power and diverse social locations and structures that shape lives and experiences of health.

Aboriginal Adolescence

Author: Victoria Katherine Burbank
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813526898
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This analysis of female adolescence in an Australian Aboriginal community focuses on adolescent sexual behavior, marriage, and the conflict between adult expectations and adolescent behavior in these domains.

Fighting Women

Author: Victoria Katherine Burbank
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520083080
Format: PDF
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"The book contains a major statement on the comparative study of women--violence, aggression, and their psychosocial impact on women's lives."--Gilbert H. Herdt, University of Chicago "The book contains a major statement on the comparative study of women--violence, aggression, and their psychosocial impact on women's lives."--Gilbert H. Herdt, University of Chicago

Indigenous Peoples Food Systems Well being

Author: Harriet V. Kuhnlein
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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The case studies presented in this book show the wealth of knowledge in indigenous communities in diverse ecosystems, the richness of their food resources, the strengths of the local traditional food systems, how people think about and use these foods, the influx of industrial and purchased food, and the circumstances of the nutrition transition in indigenous communities--Publisher's description.

Healing Traditions

Author: Laurence J. Kirmayer
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 077485863X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Aboriginal peoples in Canada have diverse cultures but share common social and political challenges that have contributed to their experiences of health and illness. This collection addresses the origins of mental health and social problems and the emergence of culturally responsive approaches to services and health promotion. Healing Traditions is not a handbook of practice but a resource for thinking critically about current issues in the mental health of indigenous peoples. Cross-cutting themes include: the impact of colonialism, sedentarization, and forced assimilation; the importance of land for indigenous identity and an ecocentric self; and processes of healing and spirituality as sources of resilience.

The Interpretation of Cultures

Author: Clifford Geertz
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465093566
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Dealing with Alcohol

Author: Sherry Saggers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521629775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The devastating impact of alcohol on indigenous populations is well known, but debate often overlooks the broad context of the problem and the priorities of indigenous people themselves. This book was written with the desire to improve the level of informed debate, and lead to constructive action. It aims to provide readers with a coherent explanation of alcohol misuse among indigenous peoples in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The extensive health, economic, social and cultural consequences of misuse are described in the words of the indigenous people themselves. The book found that patterns of indigenous alcohol consumption could not be understood in isolation from the impact of European colonialism and its continuing consequences. Its authors argue that our understanding of alcohol misuse needs to be reconceptualised and structural inequalities addressed.

The Impact of Racism on Indigenous Health in Australia and Aotearoa

Author: Jackie Street
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780734039095
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"The report summarises findings from the symposium on racism and Indigenous health held in November 2007. It presents clear evidence that racism has a detrimental impact on the health of Indigenous peoples in Australia and New Zealand and highlights the need for further research to understand the extent and nature of racism, and to determine how it can be effectively addressed." -- CRCAH website.