Soile Pävikki Hämäläinen disputerer for graden dr.philos i helsevitenskap og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen
«“I sound" - yoik as embodied health knowledge»
Prøveforelesningen over oppgitt emne holdes kl. 10.15:
"'Joik and health care - impacts of Joik on Indigenous health and the health potential in including Joik in health service deliverys'"
Auditoriet er åpent for publikum, men vil også bli strømmet her / The auditorium is open to the public, but will also be available here:
Opptak av disputasen vil være tilgjengelig i et døgn / A recording of the defense will be available for 24 hours.
This thesis is a multidisciplinary study of possible connections between Sami traditional art, yoik, and health. It is based on relevant background literature and two data sets collected with qualitative research interviews in two pilot studies: one about participants yoik experiences, the other about yoik experiences in care contexts. Yoik experiences can be linked to central traits in the theory of factors promoting and maintaining health. Connecting these factors to human musical perception, I argue that the tradition and practice of yoik embody fundamental knowledge of prerequisites for health. Acknowledging yoik’s health promoting potential could be a measure towards decolonizing some of the criteria for valid health knowledge, and thus, for better healthcare services. Yoik as local, ancient embodied Indigenous health knowledge belongs to the global Indigenous embodied knowledge of the health ecology between humans and their environments. Further research is warranted.
Professor Miek Jong, NAFKAM, Institutt for samfunnsmedisin, UiT- Norges Arktiske Universitet
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