Changing Health and Changing Culture: The Yemenite Jews in Israel

Synopsis

This book presents the story of the Yemenite immigrants to Israel and looks at the health changes which resulted from their upheaval--within the community itself and in the wider context of general cultural transition. Using various sources (from 17th century travelers' accounts to British Colonial Office reports) and comparing it with contemporary accounts of life in the Yemen today, Weingarten describes particular health and social problems and how they are coped with. The immigrants continue to use traditional healers alongside modern doctors, biblical and folk rituals coexist with urban influences, technology, and science.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1992