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ERIC Number: ED012669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DISABLED NAVAJO INDIANS AND REHABILITATION--AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL OVERVIEW.
KELLY, ROGER E.
THE NAVAJO REHABILITATION PROJECT STUDIED THE REACTIONS OF THE NAVAJO TO ILLNESSES AND DISABILITIES. THE PURPOSES OF THIS REPORT WERE (1) TO PROVIDE CERTAIN FACTS AND VIEWPOINTS FOR REHABILITATION PROJECT WORKERS, (2) TO PROVIDE SUMMATIONS OF TYPICAL CASE HISTORIES, (3) TO SUGGEST AVENUES OF FUTURE RESEARCH, (4) TO ILLUSTRATE THAT COOPERATIVE EFFORT CAN BRING SUCCESS IN THE SOLUTION OF DISABILITY PROBLEMS, AND (5) TO ASSEMBLE A PRELIMINARY SYNTHESIS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH. DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM CASE FILES OF THE NAVAJO REHABILITATION PROJECT, OBSERVATIONS AND NOTES OF THE STAFF, COMMUNICATIONS WITH ANTHROPOLOGISTS, AND PUBLICIZED STUDIES. THE STUDY CONCLUDED THAT (1) DISABLED NAVAJO INDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN NEGATIVELY VALUED, SINCE SUCH PERSONS ARE THE OPPOSITE OF THE IDEAL, HIGHLY-VALUED NOTION OF THE NAVAJO SELF-IMAGE, (2) A MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDE IS EMERGING DUE TO CHANGES IN THE DISABLED INDIVIDUAL'S ECONOMIC ROLE, (3) THERE IS A CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT HIERARCHY OF DISABILTIY, SEVERITY, AND RESULTANT CEREMONIAL CONNOTATIONS, AND (4) SOME ATTITUDES TOWARD THE NAVAJO DISABLED ARE NOT TOO DIFFERENT FROM ANGLO ATTITUDES. CASE STUDIES, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH, AND APPENDIXES ARE PRESENTED. (SF)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Univ., Flagstaff.
Identifiers: Arizona (Flagstaff); NAVAHO REHABILITATION PROJECT