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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (3): 355–394.
Published: 01 July 2009
... cannibalistic “windigo psychosis” of Algonquianists eludes proper definition as a bona fide culture-bound pathology, and finally, that no single hypothesis, as of yet, consistently accounts for this phenomenon within an internally coherent non-indigenous theory. The witiko phenomenon should be analyzed from...
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Ethnohistory (2010) 57 (4): 571–596.
Published: 01 October 2010
... quality and failed to have a lasting influence, unlike their other scholarship.26 Another approach was to define this disorder as a “psychosis,” a culture-bound syndrome that might shed particular light on how culture can impact mental illness. In 1960 Morton Teicher published a case compendium...
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Ethnohistory (2018) 65 (4): 694–695.
Published: 01 October 2018
... los Negros. The final part examines “Conspiracies,” focusing on the supposed urban conspiracies of 1608 and 1612. Tardieu contextualizes these events by establishing that colonial authorities suffered from a self-inflicted “psychosis” that caused them to constantly fear the possibility that the slaves...
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Ethnohistory (2004) 51 (4): 677–700.
Published: 01 October 2004
... of depression and hallucination, viewing other people as sources of food. Once a victim tasted human flesh, they gained an insatiable appetite for it, acquired superhuman physical and spiritual strength, developed a heart of ice, and incessantly hunted humans. Many scholars have defined a ‘‘windigo psychosis...
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Ethnohistory (2023) 70 (4): 473–494.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., Valerio ( 2022 : 80–125) further contextualizes this incident as part of a larger framework of Afro-Mexican festive culture in colonial Mexico, particularly the confraternal practice of the election and coronation of kings and queens vis-à-vis the “colonial psychosis” and the attendant racialized violence...
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Ethnohistory (2009) 56 (4): 699–731.
Published: 01 October 2009
... nor individual psychosis; it is a . . . social phenomenon of great import.” Like magic and 714 Colleen E. Boyd witchcraft, cultural haunting critiques modernity and at the same time “belongs” to it (Pels 2003: 5). In the 1930s, a Twana...