Quest for Therapy in Lower Zaire
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Description: In this book, Dr. John M. Janzen describes patterns of healing among the BaKongo of Lower Zaire in Africa, who, like many peoples elsewhere, utilize cosmopolitan medicine alongside traditional healing practices. What criteria, he asks, determine the choice of the alternative therapies? And what is their institutional interrelationship? In seeking answers, he analyzes case histories and cultural contexts to explore what social transactions, decisionmaking, illness and therapy classifications, and resource allocations are used in the choice of therapy by the ill, their kinfolk, friends, asociates, and specialized practitioners.
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List price: $33.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/22/1982
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|The Area Of Study|
|The Human Setting of Healing in Lower Zaire|
|A History of Medical Pluralism in Lower Zaire|
|Studies In Kongo Illness and Therapy An Introductory Note|
|Disease of God, Disease of Man|
|Strife in the Family As Cause of Child's Illness|
|A History of Madness|
|The Professional as Kinsman|
|Marriage and the Father's Blessing|
|The Clan as Patient|
|The Logic Of Therapeutic Systems An Introductory Note|
|The Jural Status of Therapy in Kongo Society|
|Contemporary Systems of Popular Medicine in Lower Zaire|
|Toward an Integrated Medicine|
|Episodes of Case Studies Reported in Chapters 3-8|
|Herbarium of Medicinal Plants Bibliography of Works Cited|