African Medical Pluralism

By William C. Olsen; Carolyn Sargent | Go to book overview
Contents
 Introduction by William C. Olsen and Carolyn Sargent1
 
Biomedicine and African Healing
 
1Stacey Langwick: “The Value of Secrets: Pragmatic Healers and Proprietary Knowledge”31
2William C. Olsen: “Body and Sunsum: Stroke in Asante”50
3Susan J. Rasmussen: “Spirits and Pills Who Are Against Children: Medico-Rituals and Assisted Reproductive Technologies in a Tuareg Couple’s Quest for Parenthood”69
4John M. Janzen: “Science in the Moral Space of Health and Healing Paradigms in Western Equatorial Africa”90
5Brooke Grundfest Schoepf: “Medical Pluralism Revisted: A Memoir”110
 
Symptoms and Therapeutic Pluralities
 
6Ulrika Trovalla: “Wishful Doing: Journeying in a Nigerian Medical Landscape”137
7Koen Stroeken: “The Individualization of Illness: Bewitchment and the Mental in Postcolonial Tanzania”151
8Christopher C. Taylor: “Ihahamuka-PTSD in Post-Genocidal Rwanda: Culture, Continuity and Change in Rwandan Therapeutics”170
 
Hospital Ethnography
 
9Elisha Renne: “Ear Infections, Malnutrition, and Circuitous Health Care Treatments in Zaria, Nigeria”187
10Benson A. Mulemi: “Therapeutic Eclecticism and Cancer Care in a Kenyan Hospital Ward”207

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