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Native American Communities on Health and Disability: A Borderland Dialogues

Native American Communities on Health and Disability: A Borderland Dialogues (Hardback)

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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.

Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesMedical sociologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesIndigenous peoplesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesDisability: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 27/03/2013 ISBN-13: 9781137308603  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Author Lavonna L. Lovern: Lavonna L. Lovern is an assistant professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies at Valdosta State University Author Carol Locust: Carol Locust is a Consultant/physician Native American Cardiology Unit, University of Arizona

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