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Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa

by Steven Feierman

  • ISBN: 9780520066816
  • ISBN10: 0520066812

Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa

by Steven Feierman

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
  • Publish date: 09/01/1992
  • ISBN: 9780520066816
  • ISBN10: 0520066812
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Description: MAPS FIGURES TABLES PREFACE PART I * INTRODUCTION PART II * THE DECLINE AND RISE OF AFRICAN POPULATION: THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF HEALTH AND DISEASE 1. The Demographic Reproduction of Health and Disease: Colonial Central African Republic and Contemporary Burkina Faso Dennis D. Cordell, joel W. Gregory, and Victor Pichi 2. Famine Analysis and Family Relations: Nyasaland in 1949 A/egan Vaughan 3. Socioeconomic Change and Disease: Smallpox in Colonial Kenya, 1880-1920 Afarc H. Dawson 4. Industrialization, Rural Poverty, and Tuberculosis in South Africa, 1850-1950 Randall AI. Packard 5. Industrialization, Rural Health, and the 1944 National Health Services Commission in South Africa Shula A/arks and Neil Andersson PART III THERAPEUTIC TRADITIONS OF AFRICA: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE PRECOLONIAL MEDICINE 6. Diffusion of Islamic Medicine into Hausaland Ismail H. Abdalla 7. Ideologies and Institutions in Precolonial Western Equatorial African Therapeutics John M. Janzen 8. Public Health in Precolonial East-Central Africa Gloria Waite COLONIAL MEDICINE 9. Medical Knowledge and Urban Planning in Colonial Tropical Africa Philip D. Curtin 10. Godly Medicine: The Ambiguities of Medical Mission in Southeastern Tanzania, 1900-1945 Terence 0. Ranger TWENTIETH-CENTURY AFRICAN MEDICINE 11. Cold or Spirits? Ambiguity and Syncretism in Moroccan Therapeutics Bernard Greenwood 12. Causality of Disease among the Senufo Nicole Sindzingre and Andras Zemplini 13. A Modern History ofLozi Therapeutics Gwyn Prins 14. Clinical Practice and Organization oflndigenous Healers in South Africa HarrietNgubane 15. Kutambuwa Ugonjuwa: Concepts of Illness and Transformation among the Tabwa of Zaire Christopher Davis-Roberts 16. The Importance of Knowing about Not Knowing: Observations from Hausaland Murray Last POSTCOLONIAL MEDICINE 17. The Social Production of Health in Kenya F. M. Mhuru 18. Health Care and the Concept of Legitimacy in Sierra Leone Carol P. MacCormack BIBLIOGRAPHY
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