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Cambridge Studies in Medical Anthropology #3: Medicine and Morality in Haiti: The Contest for Healing Power

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Medicine and morality in rural Haiti are shaped both by different local religious traditions and by biomedical and folk medicine practices. People who become ill may seek treatment from Western doctors, but also from herbalists and religious leaders. This study examines the decisions guiding such choices, and considers moral issues arising in a society where suffering is associated with guilt but where different, sometimes conflicting, ethical systems coexist. It also reveals how in the crisis of illness people rework religious identities and are forced to address fundamental social and political problems.

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This volume is a study of how medicine and morality in rural Haiti are shaped both by local religious traditions and by biomedical and folk medical practices.

Synopsis:

A study of how medicine and morality in rural Haiti are shaped both by local religious traditions and by biomedical and folk medical practices.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-236) and index.

Table of Contents

Part I. History and Ethnography of Biomedicine: 2. Metropolitan medicine and strategies of rule; 3. Biomedicine in Jeanty; 4. Medicalization and illness experience: two case studies; Part II. The Moral Discourse of Medical Pluralism: 5. The Catholic practice of healing; 6. Houngan and the limits to Catholic morality; 7. Religious healing and the fragmentation of rural life; 8. Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521575430
Editor:
Brodwin, Paul
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Harwood, Alan
Author:
Brodwin, Paul
Author:
Harwood, Alan
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Health - General
Subject:
Medical ethics
Subject:
Social medicine
Subject:
Medical anthropology
Subject:
Social medicine -- Haiti.
Subject:
Medical anthropology -- Haiti.
Subject:
Medicine -- Haiti -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Medical ethics -- Haiti.
Subject:
Ethics -- Haiti.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Medicine - Haiti - Moral and ethical aspects
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge studies in medical anthropology ;
Series Volume:
18573
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 b/w illus. 1 map
Pages:
260
Dimensions:
9.04x6.10x.68 in. .86 lbs.

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