Shkilnyk-1 - Dr. Handrick Reading Guide Social Science 210...

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Dr. Handrick Reading Guide Social Science 210 A Poison Stronger than Love: the Destruction of an Ojibwa Community by Anastasia Shkilnyk Forward Kai Ericson makes a crucial observation about the real cause of the slide into humiliation and dependency: was it really the mercury poisoning that cause it? How has religion changed? What was the impact of the relocation? How does he distinguish between individual and collective trauma? How would you define the latter? What does he mean when he says the Grassies do not think well in individual terms? Introduction Sets the stage and describes her involvement with the community. Note: DIAND, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, hired her. Chapter 1: A Community Destroyed Why do people forgive each other the acts of violence committed under the influence of alcohol? What was the leading cause of death on the reservation in 1959-63, in 1974-78? What is the annual suicide rate and who most often commits suicide? What are the features of binge, or spree, drinking? How does the population break down by age and alcohol abuse? Which groups have the highest levels and why is their drinking particularly harmful to the society? In what way to Indians' view of the law differ from the dominant society? What part does the social position of the person play and how does this lead Indians to disrespect the law? According to Chuck Winfield, when did the police start having trouble with Grassy Narrows (GN)? Note her phrase "the progressive deterioration of community morale." What does it mean in the context of juvenile delinquency? Where do the children in gangs come from and why do they roam the reserve at night? What type of delinquent subculture is this? What does it mean to be cut off from the moral and symbolic rudiments of one's culture? How does parental alcohol abuse affect school performance? What is the dropout rate? How does the problem of feeding children, as related by a social worker, show the way in which traditional norms defining mother-child relationships add to the problems in a situation of rapid social change? How do children cope with abuse and neglect and their inability to change things? What are the sort term physical and long-term psychological consequences? What events shattered the bonds of the Indian family? What has been the particular consequence of the collapse of moral standards concerning sexual relations? Note the difference between Vivian and her traditional Indian mother. Is there a positive role model for the children to follow? Why does the community forgive parents whose children die of neglect? "CULTURAL AND GEOGRAPHIC ISOLATION (AND) LIMITED CONTACT WITH WHITE SOCIETY (PROVIDED) SOME STABILITY AND CONTINUITY WITH ANCIENT PATTERNS" ". .. THEY LOST THEIR PRIDE AND DIED AS MEN BEFORE THEIR BODIES DIED." "... BY 1970, OLD SOCIAL TIES HAD SNAPPED." Chapter 2: The Way of Life of a People Historically, the patrilineal, clan-groups segmented into much smaller and highly mobile
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course ISS 210 taught by Professor Zimmerman during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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