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Author Janzen, John M., author.

Title Health in a fragile state : science, sorcery, and spirit in the Lower Congo / John M. Janzen
Published Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Africa and the diaspora: history, politics, culture
Africa and the diaspora.
Contents Introduction -- PART I: A history of population and disease in the Lower Congo -- Population decline and rise -- Postcolonial population and disease trends -- Part II: The social reproduction of health -- Health in household, family, and clan -- Public health and health care institutions, reconfigured -- Rejoicing in our bodies: popular meanings of health -- Part II: The legitimation of power and knowledge -- Dumuna: creating authority from below -- Science, sorcery, and spirit -- Legitimation and disease control -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medical anthropology -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Luozi
Medical care -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Luozi
Public health -- Anthropological aspects -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Luozi
Public health -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Luozi
Public Health -- history.
Medical anthropology.
Medical care.
Public health -- Anthropological aspects.
Public health.
Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Luozi.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 029932513X