Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands / Edition 1

Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands / Edition 1

by Shirley Lindenbaum
     
 

Kuru, a fatal neurological disease thought to be transmitted through cannibalism, is examined in the Fore, a New Guinea people afflicted with the disease, who believe it to be caused by sorcery. The author also discusses Fore beliefs about diagnosis and prevention of other diseases. See more details below

Overview

Kuru, a fatal neurological disease thought to be transmitted through cannibalism, is examined in the Fore, a New Guinea people afflicted with the disease, who believe it to be caused by sorcery. The author also discusses Fore beliefs about diagnosis and prevention of other diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874843620
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/01/1979
Series:
Explorations in World Ethnology
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction
2 Kuru and Sorcery
3 Other Medical Disorders
4 Extensions of Self
5 Etiology and World View
6 Ideology in Transition
7 The Crisis Years
8 The Kibungs
9 Status and the Sorcerer
10 Polluters, Witches, and Sorcerers
11 Conclusion 1979
12 Telling History
13 The End of Kuru
Epilogue

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