Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing by Barbara Helen MillerIdioms of Sámi Health and Healing by Barbara Helen Miller

Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing

EditorBarbara Helen MillerContribution byStein R. Mathisen, Anne Karen Haetta

Paperback | November 2, 2015

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The Sámi—indigenous people of northernmost Europe—have relied on traditional healing methods over generations. This pioneering volume documents, in accessible language, local healing traditions and demonstrates the effectiveness of using the resources local communities can provide. This collection of essays by ten experts also records how ancient healing traditions and modern health-care systems have worked together, and sometimes competed, to provide solutions for local problems. Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing is one of the first English-language studies of the traditional healing methods among the Sámi, and offers valuable insight and academic context to those in the fields of anthropology, medical anthropology, transcultural psychiatry, and circumpolar studies. Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing is the second volume in the Patterns of Northern Traditional Healing series.Contributors: Kjell Birkely Andersen, Anne Karen Hætta, Mona Anita Kiil, Britt Kramvig, Trine Kvitberg, Stein R. Mathisen, Barbara Helen Miller, Marit Myrvoll, Randi Inger Johanne Nymo, Sigvald Persen.
Barbara Helen Miller, PhD in Anthropology from Leiden University (the Netherlands) is currently an independent scholar, working in co-operation with the Research Group Circumpolar Cultures. She received the Master of Arts in Psychology of Religion from the Norwich University, Vermont College (Montpelier, Vermont, USA) and the Diploma i...
Title:Idioms of Sámi Health and HealingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:November 2, 2015Publisher:The university of Alberta PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword | ixDavid G. AndersonPreface | xiiiEarle WaughAcknowledgements | xviiMap of Sápmi | xviiiIntroduction | xixBarbara Helen Miller1 Constituting Scholarly Versions of a “Sámi Folk Medicine”Research Practices in the Colonial Contact Zone | 1Stein R. Mathisen2 Secrecy in Sámi Traditional Healing | 25Anne Karen Hætta3 Traditional Sámi HealingHeritage and Gifts of Grace | 47Marit Myrvoll4 Dynamics of NamingExamples from Porsanger | 71Barbara Helen Miller5 Multiple Views from Finnmark | 83Kjell Birkely Andersen, Sigvald Persen, and Barbara Helen Miller6 “Suffering in Body and Soul”Lived Life and Experiences of Local Food Change in the Russian Arctic | 103Trine Kvitberg7 The Paradox of HomeUnderstanding Northern Troms as a Therapeutic Landscape | 131Mona Anita Kiil8 Keeping Doors OpenEveryday Life Between Knowledge Systems in the Markebygd Areas | 157Randi Nymo9 Gifts of DreamsConnecting to Sámi Epistemic Practice | 183Britt KramvigContributors | 209Index | 213

Editorial Reviews

"The essays in this collection are both erudite and fascinating and represent much detailed research by a number of scholars in Sámi affairs. The book should appeal to a wide audience, from those interested in forms of non-traditional medicine and alternative ways of healing, to those interested in the Sámi and northern cultures in general, as well as in Shamanism and wizardry." - Astrid E.J. Ogilvie - Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research - 20170501