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University of Washington Press
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The first book to examine the correlation between mixed-race identity and HIV/AIDS among Native American gay men and transgendered people, Indian Blood provides an analysis of the emerging and often contested LGBTQ "two-spirit" identification as it relates to public health and mixed-race identity.

Prior to contact with European settlers, most Native American tribes held their two-spirit members in high esteem, even considering them spiritually advanced. However, after contact - and religious conversion - attitudes changed and social and cultural support networks were ruptured. This discrimination led to a breakdown in traditional values, beliefs, and practices, which in turn pushed many two-spirit members to participate in high-risk behaviors. The result is a disproportionate number of two-spirit members who currently test positive for HIV.

Using surveys, focus groups, and community discussions to examine the experiences of HIV-positive members of San Francisco's two-spirit community, Indian Blood provides an innovative approach to understanding how colonization continues to affect American Indian communities and opens a series of crucial dialogues in the fields of Native American studies, public health, queer studies, and critical mixed-race studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Series Editors, Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Chapter 1. Indian Blood: Two-Spirit Return in the Face of Colonial Haunting
  2. pp. 3-30
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  1. Chapter 2. Two-Spirit Cultural Dissolution: HIV and Healing among Mixed-Race American Indians
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. Chapter 3. Historical and Intergenerational Trauma and Radical Love
  2. pp. 47-59
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  1. Chapter 4. Gender and Racial Discrimination against Mixed-Race American Indian Two-Spirits
  2. pp. 60-75
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  1. Chapter 5. Mixed-Race Identity, Cognitive Dissonance, and Public Health
  2. pp. 76-90
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  1. Chapter 6. Sexual Violence and Transformative Ancestor Spirits
  2. pp. 91-107
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  1. Chapter 7. Stress Coping in Urban Indian Kinship Networks
  2. pp. 108-123
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  1. Chapter 8. Two-Spirit Return: Intergenerational Healing and Cultural Leadership among Mixed-Race American Indians
  2. pp. 124-140
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 141-144
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 145-152
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 153-157
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  1. Series Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780295998497
Related ISBN
9780295998077
MARC Record
OCLC
945976517
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2016-08-23
Language
English
Open Access
No
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