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The Biosocial Politics of Plants and People

Duana Fullwiley

in The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691123165
eISBN:
9781400840410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691123165.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces people's networks of care and kin, coupled with the healing practices that these relations engender, through their various interests in fagara within Dakar's health sectors, both ... More


Multiple Meanings of Chinese Healing in the United States

Linda L. Barnes

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following a front-page story in the New York Times in 1972 by James Reston about his experiences with acupuncture in a Chinese hospital, virtually every article on complementary and alternative ... More


The Distinctiveness of the Psychiatric Setting

Jennifer Radden and John Z. Sadler

in The Virtuous Psychiatrist: Character Ethics in Psychiatric Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195389371
eISBN:
9780199866328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389371.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chapter 2 puts forward a systematic and developed rationale for the view introduced previously that psychiatry requires its own ethics. Few aspects of psychiatric practice are medically unique, yet ... More


Absence:: Lobān, Volunteerism, and Abundance

Carla Bellamy

in The Powerful Ephemeral: Everyday Healing in an Ambiguously Islamic Place

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262805
eISBN:
9780520950450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262805.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter studies the primary healing practices of Husain Tekrī. One of these is the ritual burning of lobān and the pilgrims' inhalation of its smoke. The chapter uses the pilgrims' narratives, ... More


Local Cosmologies and Secular Extirpators in Nahua Communities, 1571–1662

in The Invisible War: Indigenous Devotions, Discipline, and Dissent in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773287
eISBN:
9780804777391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773287.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the modifications in policies, methodology, and objectives of idolatry eradicators in Nahua communities in Central Mexico during the period from 1571 to 1662. It analyzes the ... More


Landscapes

Pablo F. Gómez

in Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630878
eISBN:
9781469630892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630878.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the sanitary conditions of the seventeenth-century Caribbean, the diversity of ideas about illnesses, spaces for healing and diseasing, and the multitude of practitioners who ... More


Somatic Poetry: Toward an Embodied Ethnopoetics

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the poetic qualities and nuances of the art of ritual healing, a genre termed as “somatic poetry.” Flowing out from the emphasis of the body as a site of social and cosmological ... More


Spirits of a Mobile World: Worship, Protection, and Threat at Home and Abroad, 1900S-1930s

Lara Putnam

in Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835821
eISBN:
9781469600246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838136_putnam.7
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Prayers, forms of worship, and other spiritual practices are present in firsthand accounts of the circum-Caribbean migratory sphere. Turning to the realm of popular culture, this chapter reconstructs ... More


Introduction

Reinaldo L. Román

in Governing Spirits: Religion, Miracles, and Spectacles in Cuba and Puerto Rico, 1898-1956

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831410
eISBN:
9781469604688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888940_roman.4
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book explores the government of so-called superstitions in Puerto Rico and Cuba during the first half of the twentieth century, focusing on religious practitioners who found themselves at the ... More


Mental Health and Psychopathology

Robyn M. Holmes

in Cultural Psychology: Exploring Culture and Mind in Diverse Communities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780199343805
eISBN:
9780197503089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199343805.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 15 explores the ways culture shapes the perceptions, diagnosis, causes, and treatment of mental health issues. It discusses abnormal behavior criteria; cultural syndromes such as hwa-byung ... More


Conclusion

Alisha Rankin

in Panaceia's Daughters: Noblewomen as Healers in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226925387
eISBN:
9780226925394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226925394.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explains that the noblewomen described in this book are beyond the ordinary in early modern Europe. In fact, these noblewomen had advantages that few people during the period could ... More


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