'A gossamer web, is life' : biomedicine, the Mi'kmaq and the reclamation of traditional healing knowledge

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dc.contributor.advisor Erhard, Nancie, 1957-
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Berry, James S.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-14T18:45:39Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-14T18:45:39Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25680
dc.description 113 leaves ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 104-113).
dc.description.abstract Biomedicine and the traditional healing practices of the Mi‘kmaq are outgrowths of their respective cultural backgrounds. In the socialized biomedicial milieu of contemporary Nova Scotia this has created unique and nuanced challenges in the provision of health care to Mi‘kmaq patients. Additionally, the reclamation of all-but-lost traditional knowledge concerning healing among the Mi‘kmaq has proven to be, at times, problematic. This thesis examines these issues, and presents a new interpretive framework within which to approach the regeneration of traditional healing. The result is a valuable and useful contribution to scholarship in the field, and provides insight to those policy-makers involved in the provision of care to Nova Scotia‘s First Nations citizens. en_CA
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dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc E99.M6
dc.subject.lcsh Traditional medicine -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Medicine -- Nova Scotia
dc.subject.lcsh Micmac Indians -- Medical care -- Nova Scotia
dc.title 'A gossamer web, is life' : biomedicine, the Mi'kmaq and the reclamation of traditional healing knowledge en_CA
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thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Religious Studies
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)
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