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Publisher: University of California Press
Feierman, Steven, Janzen, John M.
Offers in 18 illuminating essays the first comprehensive account of health, disease, and healing practices on the African continent. The editors, both well-known scholars, also provide introductory overviews explaining why and how health and disease are related to historical, economic, and political phenomena. Combining historical and demographic perspectives, the distinguished contributors trace African "healing traditions" from the pre-colonial era to the present and from Morocco to South Africa, emphasizing the social and economic conditions linked to the spread of disease. Extensive bibliography.Feierman, Steven is the author of 'Social Basis of Hlth.+healing in Africa' with ISBN 9780520066809 and ISBN 0520066804.