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Way of the Pipe : Aboriginal Spirituality and Symbolic Healing in Canadian Prisons (97 Edition)

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Prisons are an ominous fact of life for too many Aboriginal people. The Way of the Pipe explores how Aboriginal spirituality is finding its way into prisons and the role it is playing with Aboriginal inmates seeking to regain and to promote their heritages and identities.The book starts from the premise that this spirituality is not simply religion but is a form of therapy, know to medical anthropologists as symbolic healing. Working from the results of hundreds of interviews with inmates in a number of prisons, Waldram traces the history of Aboriginal spirituality in and out of prison populations. Ironically, it is in prison that many come face to face with spiritual traditions such as the sweat lodge for the first time. The book looks critically at incarceration practices which have not always made it easy for inmates to explore their spiritual heritage. At the same time, it asks tough questions about whether this spiritual therapy actually makes a difference.

Written in a highly accessible style, The Way of the Pipe combines scholarly perspectives with extensive narratives from the Elders and inmates to provide a unique understanding of the issues of symbolic healing and prison rehabilitation. It forces us to reconsider the goals and methods of prison treatment, especially for Aboriginal inmates. And on a broader level, it offers insight into the cultural divide between communities both behind the walls and beyond.

Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Native Brotherhood at the Regional Psychiatric Centre (Praries) in Saskatoon.

Synopsis:

Prisons are an ominous fact of life for too many Aboriginal people. The Way of the Pipe explores how Aboriginal spirituality is finding its way into prisons and the role it is playing with Aboriginal inmates seeking to regain and to promote their heritages and identities.The book starts from the premise that this spirituality is not simply religion but is a form of therapy, know to medical anthropologists as symbolic healing. Working from the results of hundreds of interviews with inmates in a number of prisons, Waldram traces the history of Aboriginal spirituality in and out of prison populations. Ironically, it is in prison that many come face to face with spiritual traditions such as the sweat lodge for the first time. The book looks critically at incarceration practices which have not always made it easy for inmates to explore their spiritual heritage. At the same time, it asks tough questions about whether this spiritual therapy actually makes a difference.

Written in a highly accessible style, The Way of the Pipe combines scholarly perspectives with extensive narratives from the Elders and inmates to provide a unique understanding of the issues of symbolic healing and prison rehabilitation. It forces us to reconsider the goals and methods of prison treatment, especially for Aboriginal inmates. And on a broader level, it offers insight into the cultural divide between communities both behind the walls and beyond.

Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Native Brotherhood at the Regional Psychiatric Centre (Praries) in Saskatoon.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references: p. [225]-229.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781551111599
Subtitle:
(aboriginal spirituality and symbolic healing in Canadian prisons )
Author:
Waldram, James
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Location:
Peterborough, Ont. ;
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Spiritual healing
Subject:
Criminals -- Rehabilitation -- Canada.
Subject:
Spiritual healing -- Canada.
Subject:
Indian prisoners
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references: p. 225-229.
Series Volume:
11/1995
Publication Date:
c1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xvi, 233 p.

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History and Social Science » Politics » General

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Product details xvi, 233 p. pages University of Toronto Press - English 9781551111599 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Prisons are an ominous fact of life for too many Aboriginal people. The Way of the Pipe explores how Aboriginal spirituality is finding its way into prisons and the role it is playing with Aboriginal inmates seeking to regain and to promote their heritages and identities.The book starts from the premise that this spirituality is not simply religion but is a form of therapy, know to medical anthropologists as symbolic healing. Working from the results of hundreds of interviews with inmates in a number of prisons, Waldram traces the history of Aboriginal spirituality in and out of prison populations. Ironically, it is in prison that many come face to face with spiritual traditions such as the sweat lodge for the first time. The book looks critically at incarceration practices which have not always made it easy for inmates to explore their spiritual heritage. At the same time, it asks tough questions about whether this spiritual therapy actually makes a difference.

Written in a highly accessible style, The Way of the Pipe combines scholarly perspectives with extensive narratives from the Elders and inmates to provide a unique understanding of the issues of symbolic healing and prison rehabilitation. It forces us to reconsider the goals and methods of prison treatment, especially for Aboriginal inmates. And on a broader level, it offers insight into the cultural divide between communities both behind the walls and beyond.

Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to the Native Brotherhood at the Regional Psychiatric Centre (Praries) in Saskatoon.

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