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Native American communities on health and disability : a borderland dialogue

Lavonna Lovern (Author), Carol Locust (Author)
This volume examines concepts of disability and wellness in Native American communities, prominently featuring the life's work of Dr. Carol Locust. Authors Locust and Lovern confront the difficulties of translating not only words but also entire concepts between Western and Indigenous cultures, and by increasing the cultural competency of those unfamiliar with Native American ways of being are able to bring readers from both cultures into a more equal dialogue. The three sections contained herein focus on intercultural translation; dialogues with Native American community members; and finally a discussion of being in the world gently as caregivers
Print Book, English, 2016
Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st edition 2013 View all formats and editions
Palgrave Macmillan, New York, NY, 2016
vi, 242 pages ; 22 cm
9781349456062, 1349456063
PART I: WESTERN ACADEMIC VOICE 1. Issues in Translation 2. A Few Commonalities of Connectivity, Energies and Ethics. 3. Manners, Humor and Silence PART II: NATIVE AMERICAN VOICES 4. Native American Beliefs Concerning Health and Wellness 5. Traditional Beliefs About Disabilities 6. Yaqui beliefs of Wellness and Unwellness 7. Hopi Beliefs of Wellness and Unwellness 8. The San Carlos Apache Beliefs of Wellness and Unwellness 9. Being Gentle 10. Two World Walkers Appendix