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Author Pool, Robert.

Title Dialogue and the interpretation of illness : conversations in a Cameroon village / Robert Pool
Published Oxford [England] ; Providence, RI, USA : Berg, 1994


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  610.899636 Poo/Dat  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 286 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Series Explorations in anthropology
Explorations in anthropology.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction -- First Encounters -- Illness, Medicine and Etiology -- Witchcraft and tvu -- God, the Ancestors and Illness -- From Representation to Dialogue in Medical Anthropology
Summary "For thousands of years the fundamental belief in superstition, witchcraft and tribal religion has determined the way in which illness, and its effects, are regarded within native Africa. This study consists of three parts: the first, a medical anthropological exploration of traditional explanations of illness and misfortune; the second, a detailed ethnography of traditional African cosmology and witchcraft, which form the broader context of illness explanations; and thirdly, a reflexive examination of the production of meaning in the process of ethnographic fieldwork and an examination of the possibilities for a dialogical or postmodern anthropology."--Jacket
Analysis Cameroon
Medicine Sociology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-278) and index
Subject Anthropological linguistics -- Cameroon -- Tabenken.
Limbum (African people) -- Diseases.
Limbum (African people) -- Health and hygiene.
Limbum (African people) -- Medicine.
Medical anthropology -- Cameroon -- Tabenken.
Traditional medicine -- Cameroon -- Tabenken.
Medicine, African Traditional.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Tabenken (Cameroon) -- Social life and customs.
LC no. 93004290
ISBN 0854968733 (cloth)