African American Folk Healing by Stephanie Y. Mitchem
Look inside with Google Book Preview
African American Folk Healing
By Stephanie Y. Mitchem

African American Folk Healing

By (author) See other recent books by Stephanie Y. Mitchem
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $49.95
Your Price: $44.96 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.99! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.25 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



African American Folk Healing by Stephanie Y. Mitchem

Book Description

Cure a nosebleed by holding a silver quarter on the back of the neck. Treat an earache with sweet oil drops. Wear plant roots to keep from catching colds. Within many African American families, these kinds of practices continue today, woven into the fabric of black culture, often communicated through women. Such folk practices shape the concepts about healing that are diffused throughout African American communities and are expressed in myriad ways, from faith healing to making a mojo. Stephanie Y. Mitchem presents a fascinating study of African American healing. She sheds light on a variety of folk practices and traces their development from the time of slavery through the Great Migrations. She explores how they have continued into the present and their relationship with alternative medicines. Through conversations with black Americans, she demonstrates how herbs, charms, and rituals continue folk healing performances. Mitchem shows that these practices are not simply about healing; they are linked to expressions of faith, delineating aspects of a holistic epistemology and pointing to disjunctures between African American views of wellness and illness and those of the culture of institutional medicine.

Buy African American Folk Healing book by Stephanie Y. Mitchem from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780814757321
ISBN-10: 0814757324
Format: Paperback
(5830mm x 3895mm x 12mm)
Pages: 189
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about African American Folk Healing book by Stephanie Y. Mitchem and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Stephanie Y. Mitchem

Stephanie Mitchem is associate professor of religious studies and women's studies at the University of South Carolina. She is the author of Introducing Womanist Theology, as well as African American Women Tapping Power and Spiritual Wellness.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Stephanie Y. Mitchem close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close