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The Resource Bodies, politics, and African healing : the matter of maladies in Tanzania, Stacey A. Langwick

Bodies, politics, and African healing : the matter of maladies in Tanzania, Stacey A. Langwick

Label
Bodies, politics, and African healing : the matter of maladies in Tanzania
Title
Bodies, politics, and African healing
Title remainder
the matter of maladies in Tanzania
Statement of responsibility
Stacey A. Langwick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers generate new therapies and shape the bodies of their patients as they address devils and parasites, anti-witchcraft medicine, and child immunization. Transcending the dualisms between tradition and science, culture and nature, belief and knowledge, Langwick tells a new story about the materiality of healing and postcolonial politics. This important work bridges postcolonial theory, science, public health, and anthropology"--Back cover
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langwick, Stacey Ann
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Traditional medicine
  • Medical care
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Medical care
  • Traditional medicine
  • Tanzania
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Medicine, African Traditional
Label
Bodies, politics, and African healing : the matter of maladies in Tanzania, Stacey A. Langwick
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290) and index
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
A short genealogy of traditional medicine -- Witchcraft, oracles, and native medicine -- Making Tanzanian traditional medicine -- Hailing traditional experts -- Healers and their intimate becomings -- Traditional birth attendants as institutional evocations -- Healing matters -- Alternative materialities -- Interferences and inclusions -- Shifting existences, or being and not-being
Control code
ocn747432768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253001962
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gmcxp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747432768
Label
Bodies, politics, and African healing : the matter of maladies in Tanzania, Stacey A. Langwick
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290) and index
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
A short genealogy of traditional medicine -- Witchcraft, oracles, and native medicine -- Making Tanzanian traditional medicine -- Hailing traditional experts -- Healers and their intimate becomings -- Traditional birth attendants as institutional evocations -- Healing matters -- Alternative materialities -- Interferences and inclusions -- Shifting existences, or being and not-being
Control code
ocn747432768
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 300 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253001962
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gmcxp
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747432768

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