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Frauke Mennes, John P. Hayes, David Kloos, Martha Lagace, Morten Koch Andersen, Somdeep Sen, Matthew Porges, and Sa’ed Atshan

). This is amply illustrated in the story of Tejaji, a cultivator-warrior deity that became popular a few decades ago in Shahabad and is mostly associated with the healing of snakebites. By looking at the appeal of asceticism in a global pastoral context

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Nirmala Erevelles

, ojhas (exorcist) , tantric priests, and faith healers, as well as miracle cures” (3) in the quest to achieve this fantasy of what McRuer (2009) refers to as compulsory able-bodiedness. Some of these “miracle cures” Ghai remembers as traumatizing, like

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Rabbi Dr Leo Baeck

came to the present generation Jeremiah’s words of indictment: ‘They mean to heal the hurt of my people slightly, saying: Peace, peace, when there is no peace’. The sin of silence and of looking on lay on the world. This disaster has come over mankind

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Casey High

are introduced one after the other’ (p.196). For Severi, parallelism, like any technique of remembering, is a way of orienting the imagination that ultimately produces beliefs. For example, in healing rituals, a shaman becomes a ‘complex locutor’, a

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Chalk Back

The Girl and Youth-Led Street Art Movement to #StopStreetHarassment

Natasha Harris-Harb and Sophie Sandberg

a form of healing for both the chalkers and those who have been catcalled. @catacallsof_dhaka said, “We have chalked a lot of catcalls. Mostly we feel better when we do it because we know that when we post it the [person] who sent it to us is gonna

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Zoe Bray and Christian Thauer

engagement and empowerment of local community structures. To make its HIV/AIDS activities more effective, for example, one firm has engaged in consultations with traditional healers in townships. The firm agreed with these healers to a division of labor: the

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Medical Ethnography over Time

Penetrating “the fog of health” in a Nigerian community, 1970–2017

Murray Last

gradual winding out of the worm from one's shin had to be done with great care, for if the worm was broken, then the site could get infected and turn into a long-term ulcer that would be hard to heal – and that would mean restricted farm work and limited

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War Veterans and the Construction of Citizenship Categories

Nikkie Wiegink, Ralph Sprenkels, and Birgitte Refslund Sørensen

scholarship that goes beyond debates and paradigms that view the reintegration of former fighters as “a return to normality” and a process of societal healing and that instead highlight the veterans’ complex and variegated trajectories ( Christensen 2017

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Conservation-Induced Resettlement

The Case of the Baka of Southeast Cameroon—A Variation on the Habitual Mobility–Immobility Nexus

Harrison Esam Awuh

communities (one questionnaire per household) with equal numbers for men and women. The Baka are well-known in the literature for their prowess in healing, medicines, and other forest products. 10 Expert participants (traditional healers) were asked to tag or

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Recursivity and the Self-Reflexive Cosmos

Tricksters in Cuban and Brazilian Spirit Mediumship Practices

Diana Espírito Santo

whose spirit works with the expert in achieving his magical ends, be it healing or provoking mishap. Palo witchcraft is feared for its effectiveness, not just because it is premised on work with the ‘materialized’ and morally pliable dead, but because