Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands (BOK)

Shirley Lindenbaum

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Perhaps the best-documented epidemic in the history of medicine, kuru has been studied for more than fifty years by international investigators from medicine and the human sciences. This significantly revised edition of the landmark anthropological classic Kuru Sorcery brings up to date the anthropological contribution to understanding disease, the medical research that resulted in two medical Nobel Prizes, and the views of the Fore people who endured the epidemic and who still believe that sorcerers, rather than cannibalism, caused kuru. The kuru epidemic serves as a prism through which to see how Fore notions of disease causation bring into single focus their views about the body, the world of social and spiritual relations, and changes in economic and political conditions-aspects of thought and behaviour that Western medicine keeps separate.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Shirley Lindenbaum
Forlag
PLUTO PRESS
ISBN 9781612052762
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Indigenous peoples, Epidemiology & medical statistics

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