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The Resource Healing traditions : African medicine, cultural exchange, and competition in South Africa, 1820-1948, Karen E. Flint

Healing traditions : African medicine, cultural exchange, and competition in South Africa, 1820-1948, Karen E. Flint

Label
Healing traditions : African medicine, cultural exchange, and competition in South Africa, 1820-1948
Title
Healing traditions
Title remainder
African medicine, cultural exchange, and competition in South Africa, 1820-1948
Statement of responsibility
Karen E. Flint
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Flint, Karen Elizabeth
Dewey number
615.8/80968
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418.3.S6
LC item number
F65 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 A-314
  • WZ 80.5.B5
NLM item number
F624h 2008
Series statement
New African histories series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine
  • Traditional medicine
  • Witchcraft
  • Medicine, African Traditional
  • Colonialism
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Religious Missions
  • Witchcraft
  • South Africa
  • Witchcraft
  • Medicine
  • Traditional medicine
  • South Africa
  • Arzt
  • Heiler
  • Medizin
  • Südafrika
  • Medizin
  • Medizin
  • Arzt
  • Südafrika (Staat)
Summary expansion
In August 2004, South Africa officially legalized the practice of traditional healers. Largely in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and limited both by the number of practitioners and by patients & rsquo; access to treatment, biomedical practitioners looked toward the country & rsquo;s traditional healers as important agents in the development of medical education and treatment. This collaboration has not been easy. The two medical cultures embrace different ideas about the body and the origin of illness, but they do share a history of commercial and ideological competition and different relations to state power. Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange, and Competition in South Africa, 1820 & ndash;1948provides a long-overdue historical perspective to these interactions and an understanding that is vital for the development of medical strategies to effectively deal with South Africa & rsquo;s healthcare challenges. Between 1820 and 1948 traditional healers in Natal, South Africa, transformed themselves from politically powerful men and women who challenged colonial rule and law into successful entrepreneurs who competed for turf and patients with white biomedical doctors and pharmacists. To understand what is & ldquo;traditional & rdquo; about traditional medicine, Flint argues that we must consider the cultural actors not commonly associated with African therapeutics: white biomedical practitioners, Indian healers, and the implementing of white rule. Carefully crafted, well written, and powerfully argued, Flint & rsquo;s analysis of the ways that indigenous medical knowledge and therapeutic practices were forged, contested, and transformed over two centuries is highly illuminating, as is her demonstration that many & ldquo;traditional & rdquo; practices changed over time. Her discussion of African and Indian medical encounters opens up a whole new way of thinking about the social basis of health and healing in South Africa. This important book will be core reading for classes and future scholarship on health and healing in South Africa
Label
Healing traditions : African medicine, cultural exchange, and competition in South Africa, 1820-1948, Karen E. Flint
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Healing the body : disease, knowledge, and medical practices in the Zulu kingdom -- Healing the body politic : muthi, healers, and nation building in the Zulu kingdom -- Early African-white encounters : healers, witchcraft, and colonial rule, 1830/91 -- Competition, race, and professionalization : African healers and white medical practitioners, 1891/1948 -- African-Indian encounters and their influence on African therapeutics, 1860/1948
Control code
230198772
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780821418505
Lccn
2008036486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40016159014
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)230198772
Label
Healing traditions : African medicine, cultural exchange, and competition in South Africa, 1820-1948, Karen E. Flint
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Healing the body : disease, knowledge, and medical practices in the Zulu kingdom -- Healing the body politic : muthi, healers, and nation building in the Zulu kingdom -- Early African-white encounters : healers, witchcraft, and colonial rule, 1830/91 -- Competition, race, and professionalization : African healers and white medical practitioners, 1891/1948 -- African-Indian encounters and their influence on African therapeutics, 1860/1948
Control code
230198772
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780821418505
Lccn
2008036486
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40016159014
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)230198772

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