Medicine Ways

AltaMira PressSKU: 0742502554

Author:
Clifford E. Trafzer, Diane Weiner
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
282
Publisher:
Alta Mira Press

Price:
Sale price$88.00

Description

Medicine Ways: Disease, Health, and Survival Among Native Americans is edited by Clifford E. Trafzer (Wyandot), professor of history and director of Native American Studies at the University of California, Riverside; and Diane Weiner, professional research anthropologist at the American Indian Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles. Their collection of essays is focused on improving the dire health problems faced by many Native American communities. Chapters explore biomedically-identified diseases, such as cancer and diabetes, as well as Native-identified problems, including historical and contemporary experiences such as forced evacuation, assimilation, boarding school, poverty and a slew of federal and state policies and initiatives. They also explore applied solutions that are based in community prerogatives and worldviews, whether they be Indigenous, Christian, biomedical, or some combination of all three. Medicine Ways is an important volume for scholars and students in Native American studies, medical anthropology, and sociology as well as for health practitioners and professionals working in and for United States Indigenous communities. Specific topics include: Typhoid Fever Deaths at Sherman Institute, 1904; Infant Mortality, Diabetes; Breast Cancer; Youth Gangs, and Youth Suicide. Contributors include: Donna L. Akers; Edward D. Castillo; Jean A. Keller; Todd Benson; Nancy Reifel; Jerome M. Levi; Brooke Olson; Felicia Schanche Hodge; Linda Burhansstipanov; Eric Henderson; Troy Johnson and Holly Tomren and Jeanette Hassin and Robert S. Young.

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