Diagnosing FolklorePerspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

Diagnosing FolklorePerspectives on Disability, Health, and Trauma

Trevor J. Blank and Andrea Kitta

Print publication date: 2017

ISBN: 9781496804259

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Abstract

Diagnosing Folklore aspires to provide an inclusive forum for an expansive conversation on the sensitive, raw, and powerful processes that shape and imbue meaning in the lives of individuals and communities beleaguered by stigmatization, conflicting public perceptions, and contextual constraints. This volume aims to showcase current ideas and debates, as well as promote the larger study of disability, health, and trauma within folkloristics, and helping bridge the gaps between the folklore discipline and disability studies.

Table of Contents

Part One Disability, Ethnography, and the Stigmatized Vernacular

Part Two Folk Knowledge, Belief, and Treatment in Regional and Ethnic Health Praxis

Part Three The Performance of Mental Illness, Stigma, and Trauma

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