Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Revenge of the Windigo: Construction of the Mind and Mental Health of North American Aboriginal Peoples” as Want to Read:
Revenge of the Windigo: Construction of the Mind and Mental Health of North American Aboriginal Peoples
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Revenge of the Windigo: Construction of the Mind and Mental Health of North American Aboriginal Peoples

did not like it 1.0  ·  Rating Details ·  1 Rating  ·  1 Review
What is known about Aboriginal mental health and mental illness, and on what basis is this 'knowing' assumed? This question, while appearing simple, leads to a tangled web of theory, method, and data rife with conceptual problems, shaky assumptions, and inappropriate generalizations. It is also the central question of James Waldram's Revenge of the Windigo.

This erudite and
...more
Paperback
Published April 23rd 2004 by University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Revenge of the Windigo, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Revenge of the Windigo

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-6)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Deborah
Oct 30, 2007 Deborah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well-argued and documented study of "The Construction of the Mind and Mental Health " etc etc. Written by a non-native, it has bone to pick with the Durans and Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart about accepting Post-colonial PTSD as a legitimate diagnosis. Basically, Waldram argues with the central idea of these theories: that being Aboriginal (his term; this is a Canadian author) should not be part of a diagnosis or treatment because it has not been proven that ethnicity affects the experience of ...more
Mhermans
Mhermans marked it as to-read
Aug 26, 2012
Abbi
Abbi marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book