The assessment of acculturation patterns in a Deaf Navajo Indian through an examination of art work, accompanying narratives, and interview data: A case study
AuthorGeiser, Kathleen Ann, 1959-
Education, Guidance and Counseling.
Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of determining acculturation in a Deaf Navajo Indian through an assessment of art work, accompanying narratives, and interview data. It was concluded that the cultural characteristics of the subject examined in this case study were reflected in his art work and stories, with his Navajo identity revealed as the primary cultural affiliation. Interview data indicated the presence of a significant, albeit less predominant, Deafness cultural affiliation that was not notably reflected in the art pieces or accompanying narratives. Art therapy alone was not established as a reliable medium through which to assess acculturation. However, used in concert with the interview and the subject's own narratives, art therapy proved to be of value in the assessment of acculturation patterns in a Deaf Navajo Indian.