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Traditional Medicine Making of the 'Emu': Continuity and Change

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As newer medical problems surface and existing ones appear to resist modern solutions, Africans are increasingly reaching for traditional healing practices and customary protective medicines. Using historical and phenomenological approaches, Traditional Medicine Making of the "Emu": Continuity and Change investigates religious belief and herbal practices of Emu people. This documentation of medical practices of the Emu people of Nigeria in the context of change transcends the structuralist and functional perspective employed by anthropologists.

Product code: 9783631659786

ISBN 9783631659786
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H210xW148
No. Of Pages 170
Publisher Peter Lang AG
Edition New edition
This study uses historical and phenomenological perspectives in its investigation of the religious beliefs and rituals of Emu people, an indigenous society in Nigeria. Documenting their medicinal practices within the context of change, this study goes beyond structuralist and functionalist perspectives used by cultural anthropologists.