Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania

Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania

This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers generate new therapies and shape the bodies of their patients as they address devils and parasites, anti-witchcraft medicine, and child immunization. Transcending the dualisms between… (more)

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Publisher: Indiana University Press (June 23, 2011)

Parent ISBN: 9780253355270

Page count: 320 pages

Language: English


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