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Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 02 April 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393306-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9330-6
Published: 31 May 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005636-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0563-6
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384694-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8469-4
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384694-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8469-4
Published: 15 April 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385530-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8553-0
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... This chapter juxtaposes the common experience of physicians, bilingual nurses, and vernacular healers in their failed efforts to diagnose and treat patients with the strange disease. A newly graduated physician working in a rural clinic related his frustration after not receiving support from...
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384694
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8469-4
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... This essay explores medical pluralism—the mixing of traditional medicine and biomedicine—in the villages of northern Togo. While villagers have long moved between local and biomedical healing systems, between indigenous healers and the clinic, and accept both systems as efficacious, biomedical...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 16 August 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0552-0
... of Agricultural, Technical and Extension Ser vices in the Ministry of Ag- riculture in Zimbabwe. amagqira (sing. igqira) In the diary the word is used to refer to toktokkie beetles that subsist largely on dung and roll it into balls that they push along the paths, but it means indigenous healers. The beetle...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... This chapter focuses on families who lost children to the mysterious epidemic. In Mukoboina, 10 percent of the population of around eighty died. Parents collectively told testimonios , stories that recounted their frenetic efforts to find a doctor, nurse, or healer who could save the life...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
...-valuable facts. Parents were faced with grasping healers', doctors', and epidemiologists' indexical claims even as no one valued theirs. Advocating multispecies ontologies, healers insisted on positioning nonhumans, including vampire bats, as active participants in knowledge production. ...
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By Abigail H. Neely
Published: 06 August 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021582-105
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2158-2
...: izinyanga) a category of local healers often referred to as herbalists. Izinyanga are generally male and heal by giving patients imithi that they prepare. isangoma (plural: izangoma) a category of local healers often referred to as diviners. Izangoma are generally female and heal in consultation...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... and treatment. This essay explores medical pluralism—the mixing of traditional medicine and biomedicine—in the villages of northern Togo. While villagers have long moved between local and biomedical healing systems, between indigenous healers and the clinic, and accept both systems as efficacious...
Series: The World Readers, The World Readers
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-098
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... misfortunes through the traditional cosmology of witchcraft, and sought help from healers and diviners to protect them against their neighbors’ use of evil forces against them. These African understandings of misfor- tune, which had persisted alongside adherence to Christianity, were on the lips...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... how narratives both situate acts of care and communication and render them mobile, the discussion draws on psychoanalytic notions of displacement, condensation, and projection in exploring why the circulation of narratives between parents, clinicians, healers, epidemiologists, journalists, and health...
Book Chapter

By Nancy Rose Hunt
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
... Maria N’koi is identified with a healing template for nervousness, with trembling trees. This healer provoked insurgency when conscription for Great War battles disturbed. Two territories conflicted when soldiers marched through embattled cannabis fields to storm her shrine. An administrator...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
...GLOSSARY ambuya: grandmother assegai: (Ndebele) short spear banya: ceremonial dwelling bhundu: bush bira: Shona spirit possession ritual bute: powdered tobacco chave chimurenga: it’s now war chikwambo: black magic fetish chimurenga: struggle chiremba: doctor or traditional healer...
Published: 18 December 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012825-026
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1282-5
...twenty AIDS Victims and Sick Women: Qur an as Prescription for Mercy, from The Qur an: A Biography | 2006 People get sick. Some consult doctors. Others seek alternative healers. Among Muslims who become sick, some are illiterate or semiliterate. Yet they are no less devout, no less resourceful...
Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century
Published: 25 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374404-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7440-4
... Deleuze is proposed to conceptualize the entanglements of humans and landscapes. A key informant of the book, the traditional healer and midwife Doña Celia Lucumí Caicedo, and her entanglements with the aquatic space are introduced. These empirical considerations are fed into theoretical reflections...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... grandmother was a holistic healer and Rosemarie understands her activism as a form of healing work; she also sees the recounting of ghost stories as a form of energy-transformation that has parallels to the way music transformed the energy of participants in the Southern Freedom Movement. The chapter also...