Those Who Touch - Tuareg Medicine Women in Anthropological Perspective

Susan Rasmussen

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Susan Rasmussen  
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Non Fictie  
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Northern Illinois University Press  
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Paperback  
Uitgavedatum
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01/01/2006
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Nederlands  
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392
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224, 158, 17
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234 p.
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Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
Deconstructing and Recasting Female Healing: Preliminary Remarks 3(8)
PART ONE Departures---Herbal Medicine and Local and Authoritative Systems of Thought
11(42)
The Vexing Problem of Difference and Classifications in Anthropology and the Local Ethnographic Setting
15(15)
Herbalism, Medicine, and Curing---Medicine Women's Concepts of Wellness, Illness, and Healing
30(23)
PART TWO Touch and Word---Learning and Transmitting Medicine
53(80)
Touch, Body, and Senses
57(23)
Word and Deed---Oral Traditions and the Mythico-History of Herbal Medicine
80(16)
Medicine Women, Gender, and Physical and Social Reproduction over the Life Course
96(21)
Natural Imagery (Arboreal Tropes) in Herbalism---Plant Uses in Nature and Culture
117(16)
PART THREE Medicine Women and Wider Systems of Power
133(60)
Medicine Women, Sacred Places, and Al Baraka Ritual Benediction
135(13)
Medicine Women and Islam---Relations with Marabouts
148(18)
Medicine Women and Other ``Shamans''---Herbalism, the Spirits of the Wild, Divination, and Power
166(13)
Changes in the Wind---Medicine Women's Relations with Established Biomedicine
179(14)
Conclusions---Herbal Healing, Modes of Thought, and Gender 193(4)
Notes 197(6)
Works Cited 203(10)
Index 213