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Medicine is the law : studies in psychiatric anthropology of Australian tribal societies / John Cawte ; foreword by William P. Lebra
Bib ID 1882069
Format BookBook
Author
Cawte, John
 
Description Honolulu : University Press of Hawaii, c1974 
xxiv, 260 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0824802519
Summary

Transcultural psychiatry, child development among the Walbiri at Yuendumu; Aboriginal doctor, medicine and law among Walbiri, and Kulari, Kuini and Walambi at Kalumburu; concepts of disease; sorcery; malgri among the Lardil and Kaiadilt of Mornington Island; subincision.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 239-253.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Psychology.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.  |  Mental illness -- Australia.  |  Anthropology, Cultural -- Australia.  |  Australoid race.  |  Medicine, Traditional -- Australia.  |  Psychiatry -- Australia.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Mental health.  |  Wembria people (K31) (WA SD52-10)  |  Kayardild / Kaiadilt people (G35) (Qld SE54-06)  |  Wunambal people (K22) (WA SD51-12)  |  Children - Behaviour and development.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Psychology and psychiatry.  |  Initiation - Subincision.  |  Lardil people (G38) (Qld SE54-01)  |  Gunin people (K36) (WA SD52-10)  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Andajin people (K23) (WA SE52-05)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)  |  Kalumburu (WA Drysdale East Kimberley SD52-09)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Mornington Island (Qld Gulf Wellesley Islands SE54-01)  |  Yuendumu (South Central NT SF52-12)

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