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Women as healers : cross-cultural perspectives

Author: Carol Shepherd McClain
Publisher: New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this collection of essays, 13 contributors explore the intersection of feminist and medical anthropology in 11 case studies of women in traditional and emergent roles as healers in diverse parts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Women as healers.
New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)899965495
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Shepherd McClain
ISBN: 0813513707 9780813513706 0813513693 9780813513690
OCLC Number: 18016018
Description: xiv, 274 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Reinterpreting women in healing roles / Carol Shepherd McClain --
The forgotten healers : women as family healers in an Andean Indian community / Ruthbeth Finerman --
It's all in a name : local-level female healers in Sri Lanka / Carolyn Nordstrom --
The management of reproduction in an egalitarian society / Carole H. Browner --
Mothering and the practice of "balm" in Jamaica / William Wedenoja --
The socioreligious role of the Christian Science practitioner / Margery Fox --
Healing with mother metaphors : Serbian conjurers' word magic / Barbara Kerewsky-Halpern --
Old ghosts and ungrateful children : a Korean shaman's story / Laurel Kendall --
Becoming a Puerto Rican espiritista : life history of a female healer / Merrill Singer and Roberto Garcia. Mystical black power : the calling to diviner-mediumship in Southern Africa / Edward C. Green --
Women's roles and women healers in contemporary rural and urban Benin / Carolyn Sargent --
Sisterhood and professionalization : a case study of the American lay midwife / Margaret Reid.
Responsibility: edited by Carol Shepherd McClain.
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