ISBN-10:
1612052762
ISBN-13:
9781612052762
Pub. Date:
06/28/2013
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands / Edition 2

Kuru Sorcery: Disease and Danger in the New Guinea Highlands / Edition 2

by Shirley Lindenbaum

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ISBN-13: 9781612052762
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/28/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Shirley Lindenbaum, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, CUNY–Graduate Center, has conducted research in Papua New Guinea from 1961 to 2008. Her books include The Time of AIDS: Social Analysis, Theory and Method, co-edited with Gilbert Herdt, and Knowledge, Power and Practice: The Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life, co-edited with Margaret Lock.

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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