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Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-023
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... This chapter explores three central values within black religion and culture: hospitality, healing practices, and ghosts/spirit stories. It looks at each topic individually and tells of experiences Rosemarie, her family members, and movement colleagues have had regarding each one. Her...
Published: 12 September 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380405-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8040-5
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...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... This chapter challenges and expands upon how Euro-Americans conceive how a medical system “works.” Exploring the social and political context of medicine in a West African village—how indigenous medicine is embedded within social relations and organized by social groups, how disease is...
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... doctors, indigenous patients, and healers and the emotional distress of losing patients, some of whom were relatives. Two healers detailed how their postmortem efforts to solve the puzzle prompted them to piece together strange symptoms, spiritual pathogens, corrupt government contractors, and witchcraft...
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373162-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7316-2
... are used by Indigenous women as inspiration for various activist movements for environmental justice, women’s health and healing, and food sovereignty. ...
... to mediate between Spanish-speaking doctors, indigenous patients, and healers and the emotional distress of losing patients, some of whom were relatives. Two healers detailed how their postmortem efforts to solve the puzzle prompted them to piece together strange symptoms, spiritual pathogens...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... 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...
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... epidemic created an epidemiological apparatus that structured and policed the pervasive indigenous/nonindigenous divide in Delta Amacuro. The Bolivarian Revolution sparked effective national efforts to ameliorate health inequities, but health/communicative inequities largely remained unaddressed...
Book Chapter

By Andrea Smith
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
...ORGANIZATIONS Boarding School Healing Project The Boarding School Healing Project (BSHP) seeks to document abuses so Native communities can begin healing from boarding school abuses, and demand justice from churches and the U.5. government. c/o Andrea Smith 3700 Haven Hall...
Book Chapter

By Andrea Smith
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
... indigenous women, women of color, poor women, and women with disabilities. Chapter 5 is an exploratory essay on yet another form of sexual violence: medical experimentation in Native communities. Through my work with Chicago Women of All Red Nations and the Boarding School Healing Project, I...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
... indigenous communities, largely because these abuses have not been acknowledged or addressed by the larger society. As a result, silence continues within Native communities, preventing Native peoples from seeking support and healing as a result of the intergenerational trauma. Native peoples...
... 500 deaths to an “indigenous culture” whose focus on spirits rather than microbes supposedly precluded participation in biomedicine. When the 2007–2008 rabies epidemic began, Conrado and Enrique Moraleda decided to confront this narrative by producing knowledge that they themselves could take to the...
Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376873-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7687-3
... for their proselytism. This also gave them the time and freedom to plant deep roots in Africa, Asia, and India, where they were especially successful in tribal and animist-based cultures that emphasized spirits, healing, and the supernatural.14 Seymour’s message that God was no respecter of a...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
... Native knowledge is for the taking is also evident in multinational corporations' continued assault on indigenous knowledge. Current intellectual property rights law only respects individual ownership and not community ownership over intellectual or cultural property. Nonindigenous entrepre...
Book Chapter

By Nancy Rose Hunt
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
..., 221, 246; Amicale and, 125–28; Evoloko (chief), 53 economies of, 127, 130, 225, 233; leisure Ewewe, 135–36, 161, 165, 242, 252 and, 241; in motion, 20, 208, 229, 233; in music, 1, 128, 208, 231, 277n130; in fanfares, 126f, 231–33, 246–47, 306n123 vernacular healing, 21, 116, 240–41, 242...
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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 Andrea Smith
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
... (Philadelphia: New Society, 1989). 29 Foundation for Deep Ecology, "Deep Ecology Platform." 30 Marie Wilson, "Wings of the Eagle," in Healing the Wounds, ed. Judith Plant, 212-218 (Philadelphia: New Society, 1989). 31 Katsi Cook, lecture, Indigenous Women's Network conference, White...
Book Chapter

By Nancy Rose Hunt
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
.... Bibeau, Gilles. “New Legal Rules for an Old Art of Healing: The Case of Zairian Heal- ers’ Associations.” Social Science and Medicine 16 (1982): 1843–49. Bibeau, Gilles, Rashim Ajluwalia, and Bernard Méchin. Traditional Medicine in Zaire: Present and Potential Contribution to the Health...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373957-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7395-7
... this work, he and the team at Studios Kabako erected a linked network of structures—studios, theaters, as well as a laboratory recording space—outside of Kinshasa for participating artists as well as local citizens to use. He calls these structures—built from indigenous materials of mud and...