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The Resource African Local Knowledge & Livestock Health : Diseases & Treatments in South Africa

African Local Knowledge & Livestock Health : Diseases & Treatments in South Africa

Label
African Local Knowledge & Livestock Health : Diseases & Treatments in South Africa
Title
African Local Knowledge & Livestock Health
Title remainder
Diseases & Treatments in South Africa
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding local knowledge has become a central academic project among those interested in Africa and developing countries. In South Africa, land reform is gathering pace and African people hold an increasing proportion of the livestock in the country. Animal health has become a central issue for rural development. Yet African veterinary medical knowledge remains largely unrecorded. This book seeks to fill that gap. It captures for the first time the diversity, as well as the limits, of a major sphere of local knowledge. Beinart and Brown argue that African approaches to animal health rest largely in environmental and nutritional explanations. They explore the widespread use of plants as well as biomedicines for healing. While rural populations remain concerned about supernatural threats, and many men think that women can harm their cattle, the authors challenge current ideas on the modernisation of witchcraft. They examine more ambient forms of supernatural danger expressed in little-known concepts such as mohato and umkhondo. They take the reader into the homesteads and kraals of rural black South Africans and engage with a key rural concern - vividly reporting the ideas of livestock owners. This is groundbreaking research which will have important implications for analyses of local knowledge more generally as well as effective state interventions and animal treatments in South Africa. William Beinart is Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford; Karen Brown is an ESRC Research Fellow at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford. Southern Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Swaziland): Wits University Press
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Beinart, William
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Traditional veterinary medicine
  • Animal health
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SCIENCE
  • Animal health
  • Traditional veterinary medicine
  • Africa, Sub-Saharan
Label
African Local Knowledge & Livestock Health : Diseases & Treatments in South Africa
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Scientific understandings of ticks and efforts at control
  • From state compulsion to individual responsibility -- the changing role of the state in relation to dipping
  • Local knowledge about ticks and tick control
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Old and new diseases
  • Identifying infection: (a) the problem of naming
  • Identifying infection: (b) contested clinical symptoms and post mortem findings
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Ideas about contagion, isolation and immunity
  • Environment and the seasonality of diseases
  • Conclusion
  • context of transhumance
  • Transhumance and disease
  • demise of transhumance: processes and arguments
  • Transhumance and grazing in Mbotyi
  • Trekking between mountains and plains in QwaQwa
  • Cattle posts in North West Province
  • Conclusion
  • Key contributions
  • Introduction: plants and biomedicines
  • transfer of local knowledge: specialists, generations and gender
  • Transmission of biomedical knowledge and medicine
  • Choices of medicine: local medicines, biomedicines and other forms of treatment
  • Conclusion
  • Choice of plants
  • Plant medicines in the North West Province
  • Plant medicines in QwaQwa
  • Plant medicines in the Eastern Cape
  • Conclusion
  • Context: livestock diseases in South African history
  • Witchcraft and the ambient supernatural
  • Animal deaths and diseases associated with witchcraft
  • ambient supernatural -- Umkhondo in Mpondoland
  • Milking and the supernatural in Mbotyi
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Mohato in contemporary cattle-owning communities
  • Ideas about pollution and cattle disease in QwaQwa
  • Practices and challenges
  • Muthi to protect the kraal and the cattle
  • Our research
  • Conclusion
  • dynamics of local knowledge
  • limits of local knowledge
  • Recommendations for policy and practice
  • Appendix 1 Recommendations
  • Appendix 2 African Ideas about Diseases and Conditions Associated with the Environment
  • Appendix 3 African Ideas about Supernatural Causation
  • Appendix 4 Plants and Diseases
  • Appendix 5 Non-Plant Remedies
  • Historiography: towards medical and environmental pluralism
  • Local knowledge and its limits
  • Understanding the causes and symptoms of livestock diseases
  • Livestock in African hands
Control code
ocn864383031
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306152211
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt39mm4t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864383031
Label
African Local Knowledge & Livestock Health : Diseases & Treatments in South Africa
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Scientific understandings of ticks and efforts at control
  • From state compulsion to individual responsibility -- the changing role of the state in relation to dipping
  • Local knowledge about ticks and tick control
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Old and new diseases
  • Identifying infection: (a) the problem of naming
  • Identifying infection: (b) contested clinical symptoms and post mortem findings
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Ideas about contagion, isolation and immunity
  • Environment and the seasonality of diseases
  • Conclusion
  • context of transhumance
  • Transhumance and disease
  • demise of transhumance: processes and arguments
  • Transhumance and grazing in Mbotyi
  • Trekking between mountains and plains in QwaQwa
  • Cattle posts in North West Province
  • Conclusion
  • Key contributions
  • Introduction: plants and biomedicines
  • transfer of local knowledge: specialists, generations and gender
  • Transmission of biomedical knowledge and medicine
  • Choices of medicine: local medicines, biomedicines and other forms of treatment
  • Conclusion
  • Choice of plants
  • Plant medicines in the North West Province
  • Plant medicines in QwaQwa
  • Plant medicines in the Eastern Cape
  • Conclusion
  • Context: livestock diseases in South African history
  • Witchcraft and the ambient supernatural
  • Animal deaths and diseases associated with witchcraft
  • ambient supernatural -- Umkhondo in Mpondoland
  • Milking and the supernatural in Mbotyi
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Mohato in contemporary cattle-owning communities
  • Ideas about pollution and cattle disease in QwaQwa
  • Practices and challenges
  • Muthi to protect the kraal and the cattle
  • Our research
  • Conclusion
  • dynamics of local knowledge
  • limits of local knowledge
  • Recommendations for policy and practice
  • Appendix 1 Recommendations
  • Appendix 2 African Ideas about Diseases and Conditions Associated with the Environment
  • Appendix 3 African Ideas about Supernatural Causation
  • Appendix 4 Plants and Diseases
  • Appendix 5 Non-Plant Remedies
  • Historiography: towards medical and environmental pluralism
  • Local knowledge and its limits
  • Understanding the causes and symptoms of livestock diseases
  • Livestock in African hands
Control code
ocn864383031
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306152211
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt39mm4t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864383031

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