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Author Burbank, Victoria Katherine, 1944- author.

Title An ethnography of stress : the social determinants of health in Aboriginal Australia / Victoria Katherine Burbank.

Published Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Basingstoke, [England] Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  362.849915 BURB    AVAILABLE
Edition First Palgrave Macmillan paperback edition.
Physical description xiii, 219 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Series Culture, mind and society : the book series of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
Culture, mind, and society.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references page [183]-201 and index.
Contents Introduction: Using social determinants of health, using ethnography -- At Numbulwar: blackfellas and whitefellas -- Life history and real life: fetal origins of disease, ethnography, and history -- Feeling bad: everyday stress -- Identity -- Selves and Others -- Conclusion: A tentative answer to a fundamental epidemiological question.
Summary Study of the social determinates of health in the Numbulwar community, Arnhem Land, NT; ethnographic approach to psychological stress: schema theory; language and feelings; social and economic life at Numbulwar - relation to Western material wealth; funeral ceremonies and mortuary customs; attitudes to material possessions; family and socialisation; demand sharing; foetal origins of health; history of health at Numbulwar - food supply, polygyny and child bearing; indicators of social stress - language of stress, alcohol, petrol and marijuana, magic and sorcery; concepts of identity and the self - contrast between Aboriginal stories and those featuring non-Aborigines; non-Indigenous perceptions of Aborigines from the Aboriginal perspective; the personal and the institutional in Western and Aboriginal culture of the self; models and influence of the family and kinship equivalence; interacting with institutions - school, work and the non-Indigenous formation of Aboriginality.
Subject Rose River Mission (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Numbulwar.
Community psychology -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Numbulwar.
Stress (Psychology) -- Social aspects -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Numbulwar.
Health -- Social aspects -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Numbulwar.
Numbulwar (N.T.) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9781137346162 (paperback)