The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa

The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa
A Book

by Steven Feierman,John M. Janzen

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1992-09-22
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN : 9780520066816
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These essays are an account of disease, health and healing practices on the African continent. The contributors all emphasize the social conditions linked to ill health and the development of local healing traditions, from Morocco to South Africa and from the precolonial era to the present.

Women's Medicine and Fertility

Women's Medicine and Fertility
A Social History of Reproduction in South Nyanza, Kenya, 1920-1980

by Agnes Adhiambo Odinga

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective

Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective
A Book

by Elizabeth Dixon Whitaker

  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 589
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This reader provides both fascinating comparative ethnographic detail and a theoretical framework for organizing and interpreting information about health. While there are many health-related fields represented in this book, its core discipline is medical anthropology and its main focus is the comparative approach. Cross-cultural comparison gives anthropological analysis breadth while the evolutionary time scale gives it depth. These two features have always been fundamental to anthropology and continue to distinguish it among the social sciences. A third feature is the in-depth knowledge of culture produced by anthropological methods such as participant-observation, involving long-term presence in and research among a study population.The first part of the book explores healing systems in different cultures; the second and third provide a strong grounding in evolutionary and culture-oriented analysis, making clear the connections between biology and culture as they affect health; the final part emphasizes case studies that apply the theoretical principles presented earlier to particular health topics.For medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health, nursing, and medical training professionals.

Spirit Possession as Historical Source

Spirit Possession as Historical Source
Gender, Islam, and Healing in Hausa Bori

by Susan O'Brien

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Public Health and Rural Poverty in South Africa

Public Health and Rural Poverty in South Africa
"social Medicine" in the 1940s and 1950s

by Alan Jeeves

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts
Modern history abstracts, 1775-1914. Part A

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Africa

Africa
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Includes Proceedings of the Executive council and List of members, also section "Review of books".

Challenges for Anthropology in the 'African Renaissance'

Challenges for Anthropology in the 'African Renaissance'
A Southern African Contribution

by Association for Anthropology in Southern Africa. Conference

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anthropology, having progressed from being a colonial exercise to a post-colonial tool for intellectual rebirth, and with its central concern with culture and its fieldwork-based approach, must be central to the dialogue about Africa's future. This volume proceeds from a conference of the Association for Anthropology in Southern Africa to assess the state, status and future of anthropology in Southern Africa. It is inspired by the concept of the African Renaissance coined by Thabo Mbeki, and his implied intellectual call to arms to face problems within the African continent by using African ideals, institutions and intelligentsia; and in its diverse responses it is an effort to strengthen the movement. The essays are grouped into sections on: rethinking anthropology; the reinvention of culture and tradition; perspectives on gender and youth; the place of anthropology in development; and land, space and landscapes. Particular weight is given to medical anthropology, and anthropology with applications for development.

Joint Acquisitions List of Africana

Joint Acquisitions List of Africana
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Northeast African Studies

Northeast African Studies
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Migration and Health in Southern Africa

Migration and Health in Southern Africa
A Book

by Robin Cohen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Healing and Wholeness in African Traditional Religion, African Islam and Christianity

Healing and Wholeness in African Traditional Religion, African Islam and Christianity
An Historical Comparative Approach from Christian Theological Perspective

by Blaise Emebo

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Health, Healing and Illness in African History

Health, Healing and Illness in African History
A Book

by Rebekah Lee

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-02-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 147425439X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, Rebekah Lee offers a critical introduction to the diverse history of health, healing and illness in sub-Saharan Africa from the 1800s to the present day. Its focus is not simply on disease but rather on how illness and health were understood and managed: by healthcare providers, African patients, their families and communities. Through a sustained interdisciplinary approach, Lee brings to the foreground a cast of actors, institutions and ideas that both profoundly and intimately shaped African health experiences and outcomes. This book guides the reader through a wide range of historical source material, and highlights the theoretical and methodological innovations which have enriched this scholarship. Part One delivers a concise historical overview of African health and illness from the long 'pre-colonial' past through the colonial period and into the present day, providing an understanding of broad patterns – of major disease challenges, experiences of illness, and local and global health interventions – and their persistence or transformation across time. Part Two adopts a 'case study' approach, focusing on specific health challenges in Africa – HIV/AIDS, mental illness, tropical disease and occupational disease – and their unfolding across time and space. Health, Healing and Illness in African History is the first wide-ranging survey of this key topic in African history and the history of health and medicine, and the ideal introduction for students.

Restoring Human Dignity and Building Self-reliance

Restoring Human Dignity and Building Self-reliance
Youth, Woman, and Churches and Black Consciousness Community Development, South Africa, 1969-1977

by Leslie Anne Hadfield

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 614
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Africa Today

Africa Today
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Harvesting & Sharing Indigenous Knowledge in Africa

Harvesting & Sharing Indigenous Knowledge in Africa
International Symposium, Owerri, 2nd - 4th October, 2003

by Levi Nkwocha

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Everyday Spirits and Medical Interventions

Everyday Spirits and Medical Interventions
Ethnographic and Historical Notes on Therapeutic Conventions in Zanzibar Town

by Tapio Nisula

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Function of Myth in Akan Healing Experience

The Function of Myth in Akan Healing Experience
A Psychological Inquiry Into Two Traditional Akan Healing Communities

by Desmond Ayim-Aboagye

  • Publisher : Department of Theology Uppsala University
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
Abba - Fami. Vol. 1

by John L. Esposito

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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City Growth, Health Problems, and Colonial Government Response

City Growth, Health Problems, and Colonial Government Response
Saint-Louis (Senegal) from Mid-nineteenth Century to the First World War

by Kalala J. Ngalamulume

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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