Those Who Touch by Susan J. Rasmussen
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Those Who Touch
By Susan J. Rasmussen

Those Who Touch

Tuareg Medicine Women in Anthropological Perspective annotated edition

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Those Who Touch by Susan J. Rasmussen

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A twenty-five-year veteran of field research in Niger and Mali, anthropologist Susan J. Rasmussen examines the female-dominated practice of herbalism in the seminomadic Muslim communities of Tuareg. By earning the trust of nearly twenty medicine women over the course of her fieldwork, Rasmussen is able to provide an in-depth profile of these healers and their beliefs. She draws the reader into this fascinating world of medicine women through interviews, guided conversations, life histories, illustrative case studies, and, most importantly, the words of the healers and their patients.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780875806105
ISBN-10: 0875806104
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Susan J. Rasmussen

Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging by Susan J. Rasmussen Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging, Paperback (August 2009)

An ethnographical study of the people of the Kel Ewey confederation of Tuareg. It explores age and aging in an African culture. It considers the mutual exchange of knowledge about aging and life course - an interaction that itself sheds light on the need to deconstruct standard age-related categories for studying other cultures.

Spirit Possession and Personhood Among the Kel Ewey Tuareg by Susan J. Rasmussen Spirit Possession and Personhood Among the Kel Ewey Tuareg, Paperback (April 2006)

Tuareg women are sometimes possessed by spirits called 'the people of solitude', from which they are released by an evening ritual. Susan Rasmussen analyses symbolism and aesthetic values, provides case studies, and reviews what local people think about the meaning of possession.

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Author Biography - Susan J. Rasmussen

Susan J. Rasmussen is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Houston and the author of "The Poetics and Politics of Tuareg Aging, Spirit Possession and Personhood among the Kel Ewey Tuareg, " and "Healing in Community: Medicine, Contested Terrains, and Cultural Encounters among the Tuareg."

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