Native American Postcolonial Psychology (Hardcover)

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This book presents a theoretical discussion of problems and issues encountered in the Native American community from a perspective that accepts Native knowledge as legitimate. Native American cosmology and metaphor are used extensively in order to deal with specific problems such as alcoholism, suicide, family, and community problems. The authors discuss what it means to present material from the perspective of a people who have legitimate ways of knowing and conceptualizing reality and show that it is imperative to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand the issues facing Native Americans today.

About the Author

Eduardo Duran is Director of the Family and Child Guidance Clinic at the Urban Indian Health Clinic in Oakland, CA.Bonnie Duran is Director of the Healthy Nations Project at the Urban Indian Health Clinic in Oakland, CA.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780791423530
ISBN-10: 0791423530
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: March 30th, 1995
Pages: 246
Language: English
Series: SUNY Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology