Thomas J. Csordas

Case Western Reserve University

Thomas J. Csordas, professor of anthropology at Case Western Reserve University, analyzed data from a National Institute of Mental Health project on the social and health consequences of healing practices among Navajo Indians. His research aimed at understanding the ways in which ritual healing can be integrated into the formal health care system in dealing with depression, substance/alcohol abuse, and other health problems of the Navajo community. He completed preliminary versions of several papers on this topic and reworked a manuscript on "The Criterion of Efficacy in Navajo Healing" for inclusion in a book of his collected essays to be published by Oxford University Press.


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