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Description - The Performance of Healing by Carol Laderman

The Performance of Healing covers a wide range of the medical, holistic and religious aspects of healing and of death. The contributors broaden the field of medical anthropology by demonstrating that healing involves the senses in treatment whose efficacy depends in part on dramatic performances. Curing is not just about 'making people well' - it also forms a crucial means of reproducing relations of power. A performance directed toward a particular individual might also heal a traumatized social group, expanding the definition of 'cure' from its narrower sense of restoring a victim to health to the larger goal of repairing social relations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415912006
ISBN-10: 0415912008
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Feb-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Carol Laderman

Carol Laderman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at City College--CUNY. She is the author of Wives and Midwives (1983) and Taming the Wind of Desire (1991). Marina Roseman, the author of Healing Sounds from the Malaysian Rainforest (1991) is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Music, Anthropology, Folklore and Folklife, and Associate Faculty of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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