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'Being alive well' : health and the politics of Cree well-being / Naomi Adelson.

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Location: IAHS STACKS E99.C88 .A32 2000
Barcode: 30731101232951
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 0802047777
  • ISBN: 9780802047779
  • ISBN: 0802083269
  • ISBN: 9780802083265
  • Physical Description: ix, 141 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, ©2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-138) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
'If the land is not healthy then how can we be?' -- The Whapmagoostui Iyiyuu'ch. -- Miyupimaatisiiun: 'Being alive well' -- The politics of Miyupimaatisiiun. -- Summary and postscript.
Summary, etc.:
"'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 {u2013} or more specifically, "being alive well" {u2013} 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."--Publisher's website.
Subject: Cree > Health and hygiene > Québec (Province) > Poste-de-la-Baleine.
Cree > Medicine > Québec (Province) > Poste-de-la-Baleine.
Cree philosophy.
Health attitudes.
Cree > Medicine > Québec (Province) > Whapmagoostui.
Cree > Health and hygiene > Québec (Province) > Whapmagoostui.
Attitude to Health > ethnology.
Health Behavior > ethnology.
Indigenous peoples.
Life Style > ethnology.
Philosophy, Medical.
Quebec > ethnology.
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