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NgomaDiscourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

John Janzen

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072657
eISBN:
9780520910850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072657.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Ngoma, in Bantu, means drum, song, performance, and healing cult or association. A widespread form of ritual healing in Central and Southern Africa, it is fully investigated here for the first time ... More

No Aging in IndiaAlzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

No Aging in India: Alzheimer's, The Bad Family, and Other Modern Things

Lawrence Cohen

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520083967
eISBN:
9780520925328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520083967.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

From the opening sequence, in which mid-nineteenth-century Indian fishermen hear the possibility of redemption in an old woman's madness, this book captures the reader with its interplay of story and ... More

Nothing About Us Without UsDisability Oppression and Empowerment

Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment

James Charlton

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520207950
eISBN:
9780520925441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520207950.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is a ringing indictment of disability oppression, which, it states, is rooted in degradation, dependency, and powerlessness and is experienced in some form by five hundred million persons ... More

Our Most Troubling MadnessCase Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

Our Most Troubling Madness: Case Studies in Schizophrenia Across Cultures

T.M. Luhrmann and Jocelyn Marrow (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520291089
eISBN:
9780520964945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291089.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book examines the way schizophrenia is shaped by its social context: how life is lived with this madness in different settings, and what it is about those settings that alters the course of the ... More

A Passion for SocietyHow We Think about Human Suffering

A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A Passion for Society explores the historical development and current condition of social science, focusing on how it has been shaped in response to problems of social suffering. Following a line of ... More

Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Charles Leslie and Allan Young (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Like its classic predecessor, Asian Medical Systems, this book expands the study of Asian medicine. These chapters ask how patients and practitioners know what they know—what evidence of disease or ... More

Plastic ReasonAn Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms

Plastic Reason: An Anthropology of Brain Science in Embryogenetic Terms

Tobias Rees

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520288126
eISBN:
9780520963177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288126.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Throughout the twentieth century, neuronal researchers knew the adult human brain to be a thoroughly fixed and immutable cellular structure, devoid of any developmental potential. This book is a ... More

Postcolonial Disorders

Postcolonial Disorders

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sandra Teresa Hyde, and Sarah Pinto (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book reflects on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and ... More

Refining ExpertiseHow Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Gwen Ottinger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Residents of a small Louisiana town were sure that the oil refinery next door was making them sick. As part of a campaign demanding relocation away from the refinery, they collected scientific data ... More

Toxic TownIBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Peter C. Little

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760697
eISBN:
9780814764510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760697.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of ... More

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