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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]
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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.)
9780520910850 (electronic bk.)
9780585129327 (electronic bk.)