BN.com Gift Guide

Herbal and Magical Medicine: Traditional Healing Today / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.51
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 81%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $4.51   
  • New (3) from $22.40   
  • Used (7) from $4.51   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$22.40
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(4531)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
New Book. Shipped from UK within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.

Ships from: Horcott Rd, Fairford, United Kingdom

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$40.17
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(17845)

Condition: New
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.

Ships from: Westminster, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$40.18
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(888)

Condition: New
0822312174 Brand New. Exact book as advertised. Delivery in 4-14 business days (not calendar days). We are not able to expedite delivery.

Ships from: Romulus, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Overview

Herbal and Magical Medicine draws upon perspectives from folklore, anthropology, psychology, medicine, and botany to describe the traditional medical beliefs and practices among Native, Anglo-, and African Americans in eastern North Carolina and Virginia. In documenting the vitality of such seemingly unusual healing traditions as talking the fire out of burns, wart-curing, blood-stopping, herbal healing, and rootwork, the contributors to this volume demonstrate how the region's folk medical systems operate in tandem with scientific biomedicine.the authors provide illuminating commentary on the major forms of naturopathic and magico-religious medicine practiced in the United States.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822312178
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.99 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

James Kirkland is Professor of English at East Carolina University.

Holly F. Mathews is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at East Carolina University.

C. W. Sullivan III is Professor of English at East Carolina University.

Karen Baldwin is an Associate Professor of English at East Carolina University and Director or the ECU Folklore Archive.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: A Regional Approach and Multidisciplinary Perspective 1
1 Folk Medicine in Contemporary America 14
2 Traditional Healing Today: Moving Beyond Stereotypes 32
3 Talking Fire out of Burns: A Magico-Religious Healing Tradition 41
4 Parallels Between Magico-Religious Healing and Clinical Hypnosis Therapy 53
5 Doctors and Root Doctors: Patients Who Use Both 68
6 Rootwork from the Clinician's Perspective 99
7 The Cultural Epidemiology of Spiritual Heart Trouble 118
8 Herbal Medicine Among the Lumbee Indians 137
9 Childbirth Education and Traditional Beliefs About Pregnancy and Childbirth 170
10 Aesthetic Agency in the Folk Medical Practices and Remembrances of North Carolinians 180
Bibliography 197
Contributors 234
Index 237
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)