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dc.contributor.advisorBarnes, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHaq, Kanwal L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-18T19:31:33Z
dc.date.available2020-02-18T19:31:33Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39438
dc.description.abstractSince September 11, 2001 there has been much commotion regarding the Muslim- American community. Constituting one percent of the U.S population, Muslim- Americans represent a multitude of ethnicities, socioeconomic classes, beliefs, preferences, and behaviors, occupying a multitude of worldviews--those arising from their various religious and cultural heritages and those innate to their American roots. Muslim-Americans’ unique hyphenated-identities, imbued with historical and political significance in the post-9/11 era, makes them vital to understanding the current landscape of minority mental health. While existing literature examines Muslim-Americans perceptions of mental health, focused exploration of Muslim-Americans lived experiences with mental health has been limited. This study investigates Muslim- Americans perceptions of mental health using standard ethnographic methods: in-depth and open-ended interviews, and immersion as participant observer in the research population at a local Islamic center and through community events. The findings suggest that: 1) Muslim-Americans’ interstitial identity, compounded by socio-political and religious-cultural frameworks, shapes their perceptions of and attitudes towards mental health and 2) mainstream American narratives of mental health care and support do not adequately accommodate varying approaches to personhood and well-being.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectCultural anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectBiomedicineen_US
dc.subjectCultureen_US
dc.subjectIslamen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectMuslimen_US
dc.subjectStigmaen_US
dc.titleMuslim & mental the impact of stigmas on communitiesen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2020-01-30T17:07:37Z
etd.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMedical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practiceen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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