Borders and Healers: Brokering Therapeutic Resources in Southeast Africa

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In southeast Africa, the power to heal is often associated with crossing borders, whether literal or metaphorical. This wide-ranging volume reveals that healers, whose power depends on the ability to broker therapeutic resources, also contribute to the construction of the borders they transgress. While addressing diverse healing practices such as herbalism, razor-blade vaccination, spirit possession, prophetic healing, missionary health clinics, and traumatic storytelling, the nine lively and provocative essays in Borders ...

Borders and Healers: Brokering Therapeutic Resources in Southeast Africa 2006, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253218056

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Borders and Healers: Brokering Therapeutic Resources in Southeast Africa 2006, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253346636

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