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Bodies, Politics, and African Healing The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania (Hardcover)

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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0253355273
ISBN-13: 9780253355270
Sku: 213653383
Publish Date: 6/1/2011
Pages:  320
 

This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and itsrelationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices ofhealers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers generate new therapies and shapethe bodies of their patients as they address devils and parasites, anti-witchcraftmedicine, and child immunization. Transcending the dualisms between tradition andscience, culture and nature, belief and knowledge, Langwick tells a new story aboutthe materiality of healing and postcolonial politics. This important work bridgespostcolonial theory, science, public health, and anthropology.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   Indiana University Press
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