Ethos: Cultural Politics of Mental Health in Native North America

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Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology

Ethos presents a special collection:

Cultural Politics of Mental Health in
Native North America

Guest Editor: Joseph P. Gone

The September issue of Ethos includes a remarkable collection of articles on the contradictions and conflicts that arise in mental health counseling involving majority culture counselors and Native Americans. Articles featured in this collection include:

Introduction: Mental Health Discourse as Western Cultural Proselytization
Joseph P. Gone

Discourses of Stress, Social Inequities, and the Everyday Worlds of First Nations Women in a Remote Northern Canadian Community
Naomi Adelson

Clinical Paradigm Clashes: Ethnocentric and Political Barriers to Native American Efforts at Self-Healing
Joseph D. Calabrese

Sobriety and Its Cultural Politics: An Ethnographer’s Perspective on Culturally Appropriate Addiction Services in Native North America
Erica Prussing

Commentary: The Problem of Mental Health in Native North America: Liberalism, Multiculturalism, and the (Non)Efficacy of Tears
Audra Simpson

Commentary: No Itinerant Researchers Tolerated: Principled and Ethical Perspectives and Research with North American Indian Communities
Joseph E. Trimble  

About Ethos
Ethos is an interdisciplinary and international journal devoted to publishing scholarly articles exploring interrelationships between the individual and the sociocultural milieu, between the psychological disciplines and the social disciplines.

Printing four times a year, Ethos is the journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology and is published in partnership with the American Anthropological Association. The journal is one of more than 20 publications featured in AnthroSource, a service of the American Anthropological Association.

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