Coming Full Circle: Spirituality and Wellness Among Native Communities in the Pacific Northwest (BOK)

Suzanne J. Crawford O'Brien

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Coming Full Circle is an interdisciplinary exploration of the relationships between spirituality and health in several contemporary Coast Salish and Chinook communities in western Washington from 1805 to 2005. Suzanne Crawford Oa'Brien examines how these communities define what it means to be healthy and how recent tribal communitya"based health programs have applied this understanding to their missions and activities. She also explores how contemporary definitions goals and activities relating to health and healing are informed by Coast Salish history and also by indigenous spiritual views of the body which are based on an understanding of the relationship between self ecology and community.

Coming Full Circle draws on a historical framework in reflecting on contemporary tribal health-care efforts and the ways in which they engage indigenous healing traditions alongside twenty-first-century biomedicine. The book makes a strong case for the current shift toward tribally controlled care arguing that local culturally distinct ways of healing and understanding illness must be a part of contemporary Native healthcare.

Combining in-depth archival research extensive ethnographic participant-based field work and skilful scholarship on theories of religion and embodiment Crawford Oa'Brien offers an original and masterful analysis of contemporary Native Americans and their worldviews.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Suzanne J. Crawford O'Brien
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780803211278
Antall sider 480 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 4,6cm
Vekt 862 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Indigenous peoples, Spirituality & religious experience