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Healing through art : ritualized space and Cree identity / Nadia Ferrara.

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Location: IAHS STACKS E99.C88 .F47 2004
Barcode: 30731101169450
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780773527218
  • ISBN: 0773527214
  • Physical Description: xiv, 167 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Montreal ; McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2004.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-162) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Introduction -- 2. The Crees in Quebec -- 3. Cree Styles of Communication -- 4. Cree Mythopoetic Thought -- 5. Ritualizing Space through Art Therapy -- 6. Conclusion: Art Therapy as an Interstice for the Cree Self.
Summary, etc.:
"In Healing through Art, Nadia Ferrara shows how art therapy has been used as a successful form of healing among Crees in northern Quebec. Although Ferrara is not Native and was not using a traditional method, her art therapy became a ritual for her patients and she was accepted in Cree communities as a healer. Through analysis of her patients experiences. Ferrara shows that crees often associate art therapy with their time in the bush and argues that both the bush and the therapeutic space constitute places where they re-affirm their notions of self. She also examines how individual trauma is perceived, defined, and narrated by Cree individuals and discusses the role that their culture and definitions of self play in therapy." "By including patient drawings and letting us hear their voices, Healing through Art gives us a sense of the reality of everyday Cree experience. This book transcends disciplinary boundaries and makes a significant contribution to anthropology, native studies, and clinical psychology."--Jacket.
Subject: Cree > Mental health > James Bay Region.
Art therapy > James Bay Region.
Cree > Ethnic identity.
Cree > Psychology.
Art Therapy.
Indigenous peoples > psychology.
Self Concept.
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