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dc.contributor.authorLister, Janet
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-08T04:20:56Z
dc.date.available2008-12-08T04:20:56Z
dc.date.created1989
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.citationLister, Janet. (1989).Two perspectives on the etiology of pibloktoq. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.20, p.111-129.en
dc.identifier.issn0047-3928
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/1813
dc.description.abstractMental illness may be viewed as a disorder common to the human condition and has long been the sUbject of investigation by various disciplines. Anthropology brings a cross-cultural perspective to this inquiry. Two divergent approaches to the etiology of mental illness are evident in the literature on mental disorders in other cultures. This paper presents an overview of both etiological perspectives with Arctic Hysteria as the focus. Various areas of the circumpolar region and particular populations inhabiting the areas have been specified in the literature as displaying hysterical-like mental disorders known as the Arctic Hysterias. This paper generalizes the subject matter to the "traditional" Eskimos (before culture contact change) who inhabit the polar regions and who exhibit these behaviors. The native term, "pibloktoq," is used used to denote this condition.en
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dc.languageEnglish (United States)en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherLambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLAJen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.20en
dc.subjectEtiologyen
dc.subjectPibloktoqen
dc.subjectMental illnessen
dc.subjectCultureen
dc.subjectPerspectiveen
dc.subjectArctic Hysteriaen
dc.subjectEskimoen
dc.subjectPyschologyen
dc.subjectHypocalcemiaen
dc.subjectPsychosesen
dc.titleTwo perspectives on the etiology of pibloktoqen
dc.typeArticleen


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