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Anthropological Horizons #16: Being Alive Well

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Being Alive Well: Health and the Politics of Cree Well-Being is a critical medical anthropological analysis of health theory in the social sciences with specific reference to the James Bay Cree of northern Quebec. In it the author argues that definitions of health are not simply reflections of physiological soundness but convey broader cultural and political realities. The book begins with a treatise on the study of health in the social sciences and a call for a broader understanding of the cultural parameters of any definition of health.

Following a chapter that outlines the history of the Whapmagoostui (Great Whale River) region and the people, Adelson presents the underlying symbolic foundations of a Cree concept of health, or miyupimaatisiiun. The core of this book is an ethnographic study of the Whapmagoostui Cree and their particular concept of health (miyupimaatisiiun or being alive well). That concept is mediated by history, cultural practices, and the contemporary world of the Cree, including their fundamental concerns about their land and culture. In the contemporary context, health - or more specifically, being alive well - for the Cree of Great Whale is an intimate fusion of social, political, and personal well-being, thus linking individual bodies to a larger socio-political reality.

Synopsis:

A critical anthropological analysis of health theory with specific reference to the James Bay Cree. The author argues that definitions of health are not simply reflections of physiological soundness but convey broader cultural and political realities.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802083265
Author:
Adelson, Naomi
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Health and hygiene
Subject:
Health behavior
Subject:
Life style
Subject:
Cree indians
Subject:
Philosophy, Medical.
Subject:
Attitude to health.
Subject:
Cree philosophy.
Subject:
Health attitudes.
Subject:
Indians, North American.
Subject:
Cris
Subject:
Attitudes áa l'âegard de la santâe
Subject:
Philosophie crie
Subject:
Cree Indians -- Health and hygiene.
Subject:
Cree Indians - Medicine - Quebec (Province)
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Anthropological Horizons
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9.10x6.13x.45 in. .55 lbs.

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