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Title Aboriginal children, history, and health : beyond social determinants / edited by John Boulton, with Gaynor Macdonald and contributions from Christine Choo, Ze'ev Hochberg and Rani Kerin.

Published London New York : Routledge, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  618.92 ABOR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 237 pages, 10 color plates : illustrations, map (colour) ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction / John Boulton -- pt. I The child in the human story -- 2.The child and nurture in the human story / John Boulton -- 3.Childhood in deep human history: the evolutionary origins of human childhood / Ze'ev Hochberg -- 4.Traditions of Aboriginal parenting / Gaynor Macdonald -- pt. II The child in political history -- 5.A history of legislation and attitudes towards British, non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australian children / Rani Kerin -- 6.The health of Aboriginal children in Western Australia 1829--1960 / Christine Choo -- pt. III Political, ecological and social disruptions to the prerequisites of parenting -- 7.Disrupting demography: population collapse and rebound / John Boulton -- 8.Coolibah's story: structural violence in the twentieth century / John Boulton -- 9.The destruction of food resources at the colonial frontier / John Boulton -- pt. IV Disorders of child growth and development: a metric of structural violence --.
Contents note continued: 10.Growth faltering as a metric of social exclusion and poverty / John Boulton -- 11.A model of children's growth and adaptation to nutritional stress / John Boulton -- pt. V Conclusion -- 12.Growing up our way: beyond social determinants in the aetiology of growth faltering / John Boulton -- 13.Reflections / John Boulton.
Summary This volume traces the complex reasons behind the disturbing discrepancy between the health and well-being of children in mainstream Australia and those in remote indigenous communities. Invaluably informed by Boulton's close working knowledge of Aboriginal communities, the book addresses growth faltering as a crisis of Aboriginal parenting and a continued problem for the Australian nation. The high rate and root causes of ill-health amongst Aboriginal children are explored through a unique synthesis of historical, anthropological, biological and medical analyses. Through this fresh approach, which includes the insights of specialists from a range of disciplines, Aboriginal Children, History and Health provides a thoughtful and innovative framework for considering Indigenous health. John Boulton is Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Other author Boulton, John, editor.
Macdonald, Gaynor (Gaynor Marilyn), 1948- author.
Choo, Christine, author.
Hochberg, Z., author.
Kerin, Rani, author.
Subject Children, Aboriginal Australian.
Children -- Health and hygiene.
Child development.
Rural children.
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Health and hygiene.
Aboriginal Australians.
Children -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.
Child development -- Australia.
Rural children -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.
Parenting -- Australia.
ISBN 9781138955240 (hardback)
9781138955257 (paperback)