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The Resource African medical pluralism, edited by William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent

African medical pluralism, edited by William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent

Label
African medical pluralism
Title
African medical pluralism
Statement of responsibility
edited by William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In most places on the African continent, multiple health care options exist and patients draw on a therapeutic continuum that ranges from traditional medicine and religious healing to the latest in biomedical technology. The ethnographically based essays in this volume highlight African ways of perceiving sickness, making sense of and treating suffering, and thinking about health care to reveal the range and practice of everyday medicine in Africa through historical, political, and economic contexts
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
615.0967
Index
index present
LC call number
R733
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WB 113
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Olsen, William C.
  • Sargent, Carolyn F.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Integrative medicine
  • Medical care
  • Traditional medicine
  • Medical anthropology
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Africa South of the Sahara
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Integrative medicine
  • Medical anthropology
  • Medical care
  • Traditional medicine
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
Label
African medical pluralism, edited by William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Susan J. Rasmussen
  • Science in the moral space of health and healing paradigms in western equatorial Africa
  • John M. Janzen
  • Medical pluralism revisted: a memoir
  • Brooke Grundfest Schoepf
  • Symptoms and therapeutic pluralities
  • Wishful doing: journeying in a Nigerian medical landscape
  • Ulrika Trovalla
  • The individualization of illness: bewitchment and the mental in postcolonial Tanzania
  • Koen Stroeken
  • Introduction
  • Ihahamuka-PTSD in postgenocidal Rwanda: culture, continuity and change in Rwandan therapeutics
  • Christopher C. Taylor
  • Hospital ethnography
  • Ear infections, malnutrition, and circuitous health care treatments in Zaria, Nigeria
  • Elisha Renne
  • Therapeutic eclecticism and cancer care in a Kenyan hospital ward
  • Benson A. Mulemi
  • Elusive paths, fluid care: seeking healing and protection in the Republic of Benin
  • Carolyn Sargent and James Leslie Kennell
  • Legitimate care, dangerous care, and childbirth in an urban African community
  • William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent
  • Claire Wendland
  • Afterword
  • Arthur Kleinman
  • Biomedicine and African healing
  • The value of secrets: pragmatic healers and proprietary knowledge
  • Stacey Langwick
  • Body and sunsum: stroke in Asante
  • William C. Olsen
  • Spirits and pills who are against children: medico-rituals and assisted reproductive technologies in a Tuareg couple's quest for parenthood
Control code
960905928
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253024770
Lccn
2016046920
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zzj77n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960905928
Label
African medical pluralism, edited by William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Susan J. Rasmussen
  • Science in the moral space of health and healing paradigms in western equatorial Africa
  • John M. Janzen
  • Medical pluralism revisted: a memoir
  • Brooke Grundfest Schoepf
  • Symptoms and therapeutic pluralities
  • Wishful doing: journeying in a Nigerian medical landscape
  • Ulrika Trovalla
  • The individualization of illness: bewitchment and the mental in postcolonial Tanzania
  • Koen Stroeken
  • Introduction
  • Ihahamuka-PTSD in postgenocidal Rwanda: culture, continuity and change in Rwandan therapeutics
  • Christopher C. Taylor
  • Hospital ethnography
  • Ear infections, malnutrition, and circuitous health care treatments in Zaria, Nigeria
  • Elisha Renne
  • Therapeutic eclecticism and cancer care in a Kenyan hospital ward
  • Benson A. Mulemi
  • Elusive paths, fluid care: seeking healing and protection in the Republic of Benin
  • Carolyn Sargent and James Leslie Kennell
  • Legitimate care, dangerous care, and childbirth in an urban African community
  • William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent
  • Claire Wendland
  • Afterword
  • Arthur Kleinman
  • Biomedicine and African healing
  • The value of secrets: pragmatic healers and proprietary knowledge
  • Stacey Langwick
  • Body and sunsum: stroke in Asante
  • William C. Olsen
  • Spirits and pills who are against children: medico-rituals and assisted reproductive technologies in a Tuareg couple's quest for parenthood
Control code
960905928
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253024770
Lccn
2016046920
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zzj77n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960905928

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