Culture, History, and Health in an Australian Aboriginal Community: The Case of Utopia

  title={Culture, History, and Health in an Australian Aboriginal Community: The Case of Utopia},
  author={Heather Anderson and Emma Kowal},
  journal={Medical Anthropology},
  pages={438 - 457}
The poor health of Indigenous Australians is well established. However, the health of residents of one remote community in the Northern Territory of Australia called Utopia has been found recently to be much better than expected. In this article, we draw on historical anthropological research to explain this finding. We trace how cultural and social structures were maintained through changing eras of government policy from the 1930s, and show how these structures strengthened psychosocial… 

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