Two perspectives on the etiology of pibloktoq

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dc.contributor.author Lister, Janet
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-08T04:20:56Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-08T04:20:56Z
dc.date.created 1989
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier.citation Lister, Janet. (1989).Two perspectives on the etiology of pibloktoq. -- Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.20, p.111-129. en
dc.identifier.issn 0047-3928
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/1813
dc.description.abstract Mental 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.language English (United States) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries LAJ en
dc.relation.ispartofseries v.20 en
dc.subject Etiology en
dc.subject Pibloktoq en
dc.subject Mental illness en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Perspective en
dc.subject Arctic Hysteria en
dc.subject Eskimo en
dc.subject Pyschology en
dc.subject Hypocalcemia en
dc.subject Psychoses en
dc.title Two perspectives on the etiology of pibloktoq en
dc.type Article en

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