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

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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.


Publisher Indiana Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780253355270
SKU 213653383
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0253355273
Release Date 6/1/2011
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0320
Publisher Indiana University Press
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