ERIC Number: EJ893774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
Mining Induced Displacement and Mental Health: A Call for Action
Goessling, Kristen P.
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v32 n3 p153-164 Sep 2010
India is a country of unparalleled diversity within both the cultural and ecological spheres of life. This paper examines the author's experience exploring and inquiring into the mental health implications of mining and mining induced displacement within several Adivasi (tribal) communities in Andhra Pradesh, India. Through collaboration with Samata, a local Non-Government Organization (NGO), a qualitative pilot study was conducted to explore potential effects of mining on three communities that have been threatened by mining for a number of years. A particular focus is paid to women and the unique challenges they currently face.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Mental Health, Qualitative Research, Nongovernmental Organizations, Pilot Projects, Mining, Context Effect
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India