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Author Janzen, John M.

Title Ngoma : discourses of healing in central and southern Africa / John M. Janzen
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1992]
©1992
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 241 pages) : illustrations
Series Comparative studies of health systems and medical care
Comparative studies of health systems and medical care.
Contents Settings and Samples in African Cults of Affliction -- Identifying Ngoma Historical and Comparative Perspectives -- Core Features in Ngoma Therapy -- Doing Ngoma: The Texture of Personal Transformation -- How Ngoma Works: Of Codes and Consciousness -- How Ngoma Works: The Social Reproduction of Health
Summary Drawing on his recent field research in Kinshasa, Dar-es-Salaam, Mbabane, and Capetown, Janzen reveals how ngoma transcends national and social boundaries
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-234) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Healing -- Africa, Central.
Healing -- Africa, Southern.
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa, Central.
Rites and ceremonies -- Africa, Southern.
Traditional medicine -- Africa, Central.
Traditional medicine -- Africa, Southern.
Ceremonial Behavior.
Medicine, Traditional.
Mental Healing.
Africa, Central.
Africa, Southern.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 91043703
ISBN 0520910850 (electronic bk.)
0585129320 (electronic bk.)
1282356402
9780520910850 (electronic bk.)
9780585129327 (electronic bk.)
9781282356405