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Author Calabrese, Joseph D.

Title A different medicine : postcolonial healing in the Native American Church / Joseph D. Calabrese
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
copyright 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 234 pages) : illustrations
Summary In 'A Different Medicine', Joseph Calabrese presents a case study that challenges many deeply ingrained cultural assumptions and attempts to mediate a centuries-old clash of cultural paradigms. The book explores a controversial Native American ritual and healthcare practice: ceremonial consumption of the psychedelic Peyote cactus in the context of a postcolonial healing movement called the Native American Church. Calabrese argues against the War on Drugs and the Supreme Court decision that jeopardized the right of Native Americans to use this medicine. He urges us to recognize the multiplicity of the normal and the therapeutic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Native American Church of North America.
Indians of North America -- Religion.
Indians of North America -- Medicine.
Navajo Indians -- Religion.
Navajo Indians -- Medical care.
Navajo Indians -- Rites and ceremonies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199345670 ebook