Health, Spirituality and Women
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This paper responds to Starr Sered's chapter on women in healing traditions as a phenomenon of woman-centred spirituality, as well as Laura Donaldson's critique of cultural appropriation affecting Native American spiritual traditions. The paper considers the care that must be taken when studying other spiritual phenomena and also preventing ideological approaches to traditions that can be closed or community-limited.
From the Paper:"Susan Starr Sered described at length pre-capitalist societies' women-centered healing traditions as are now of interest, in addition to the Western contribution of Christian Science that can be seen as comparable. These offer challenges to allopathic understandings of illness and medicine seen as male-focused just as they have under-estimated women's particular illnesses and the need for woman-focused approaches to healing. A response that Starr Sered seems not to have considered appears in Laura E. Donaldson's article on how common Native American spirituality..."
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Health, Spirituality and Women (2008, December 01) Retrieved May 20, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/health-spirituality-and-women-137235/
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