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Author Kelm, Mary-Ellen, 1964-

Title Colonizing bodies : aboriginal health and healing in British Columbia, 1900-50 / Mary-Ellen Kelm.

Published Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  362.108997 KELM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxiii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. 1. Health. 1. The Impact of Colonization on Aboriginal Health in British Columbia: Overview. 2. 'My People Are Sick. My Young Men Are Angry': The Impact of Colonization on Aboriginal Diet and Nutrition. 3. 'Running Out of Spaces': Sanitation and Environment in Aboriginal Habitations. 4. A 'Scandalous Procession': Residential Schooling and the Reformation of Aboriginal Bodies -- Pt. 2. Healing. 5. Aboriginal Conceptions of the Body, Disease, and Medicine. 6. Acts of Humanity: Indian Health Services. 7. Doctors, Hospitals, and Field Matrons: On the Ground with Indian Health Services. 8. Medical Pluralism in Aboriginal Communities.
Summary Colonizing Bodies looks at the impact of government policy on the health of Native people, including reserve allocations, the alienation of water supplies to Euro-American settlers, residential schooling, and the persecution of indigenous healers. Colonizing Bodies pushes the boundaries between anthropology and history, by combining archival sources, published reminiscences, and oral history with insights of medical anthropology and postcolonial theory.
Subject Indians of North America -- Colonization -- British Columbia.
Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene -- British Columbia.
Indians of North America -- Medical care -- British Columbia.
Social medicine -- British Columbia -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0774806788 (paperback)
077480677X $75.00p