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Sami Schalk

) revolves around the healing of McKenna’s broken ankle and her getting back to gymnastics. However, in a subplot McKenna visits a horse riding center for people with disabilities in an attempt to support Josie’s dream of riding a horse. McKenna discovers

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Their Journey to Triumphant Activism

14 Young Women Speak Out

Nokukhanya Ngcobo

my father would blame me for the argument.” Of school she says, “I would feel some sort of healing … because I felt love and freedom there” (52). Another moving theme in this collection concerns the effects of death in the family. For some writers the

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Editorial

In Memoriam Rabbi Dr Lionel Blue OBE, 6 February 1930–19 December 2016

Rabbi Jonathan Magonet

things which they can use for the growth of goodness within them, and for the well-being of others. Through gay people God heals some of the divisions of the world. The difficulties and rejections, which gays experience transcend the division of race

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Introduction

Anthropological Knowledge Making, the Reflexive Feedback Loop, and Conceptualizations of the Soul

Katherine Swancutt and Mireille Mazard

revealing the feedback loop that has brought a veteran fieldworker’s experiences with healing practices among animistic groups into dialogue with indigenous healers in Alaska and Africa. Turner’s remarkable career points to some of the possibilities that can

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Claudia Mitchell and Ann Smith

girls have been left out of the national pandemic response, they continue to carry intergenerational healing knowledges that have been passed down from the kokums (grandmas) to the iskwêsisisak (girls).” They describe the “innovative and community

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Public Health in Eastern Europe

Visible Modernization and Elusive Gender Transformation

Evguenia Davidova

population increase and quantification; the other two chapters present two case studies of empirical healers and illustrate how laws were translated into (and contested by) the realities of rural life. While the modernizing impulses from the urban centers

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Ebola and Accusation

Gender and Stigma in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response

Olive Melissa Minor

epidemic, the government of Sierra Leone banned traditional healers and herbalists from practising traditional medicine, placing blame on local healers for fuelling the outbreak. Organisations engaged in the Sierra Leone response belatedly began dialogue

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Experiencing Graduated Intimacies during Lockdown (Fengcheng)

A Reflexive and Comparative Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Urban China

Junjie Chen

folk notions of the body, health, and traditional healing. 4 Seeing that the city's first COVID-19 case had already been confirmed the day before, Yuecheng's municipal leaders responded immediately to the provincial government's announcement of a

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Between Trauma and Resilience

A Transnational Reading of Women's Life Writing about Wartime Rape in Germany and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agatha Schwartz and Tatjana Takševa

Cathy Caruth's verdict about the “unspeakability” of trauma. In stark contrast, Kaplan argues that by telling and sharing traumatic memories, a certain “working through” and healing of traumatic memory can happen. Joanna Bourke and Ann Cvetkovich 11

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Malfunctioning Affective Infrastructures

How the “Broken” Road Becomes a Site of Belonging in Postindustrial Eastern Siberia

Vasilina Orlova

Yandi was healing. The scintillating clay dust, finely grated by wheels, formed deep layers on the sides of the road. When children broke the skin on elbows and knees, they scooped the dust and dressed the wounds. “We were not afraid of contagions