Native American Postcolonial Psychology
This book shows that it is necessary to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand Native Americans today. It makes native American ways of conceptualizing the world available to readers.
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.
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Review: Native Amer Postcolonial PsychologUser Review - Denise Alvarado - Goodreads
For anyone interested in learning about Native American psychology and the role of historical trauma on the Native American psyche, then read this book. Duran introduces the idea of the Spirit of ... Read full review
Review: Native Amer Postcolonial PsychologUser Review - Gamson - Goodreads
Had I read this book while in university I probably would have remained a psychology major. Read full review