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How Ngoma Works: The Social Reproduction of Health

John M. Janzen

in Ngoma: Discourses of Healing in Central and Southern Africa

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520072657
eISBN:
9780520910850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520072657.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter describes the social and demographic perspectives and consequences on how ngoma works. It specifically investigates the consequences of ngoma upon the “social reproduction” of health. ... More


A Broken Recovery

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

in A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter surveys contemporary developments in research and writing on social suffering via a critical dialogue with C. Wright Mills’s account of the “sociological imagination.” Mills’s ... More


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