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Approaching Health in Landscapes

An Ethnographic Study with Chronic Cancer Patients from a Coastal Village in Northern Norway

Magdalena Skowronski, Mette Bech Risør, and Nina Foss

therapeutic and positive for their health when dealing with illness ( Gesler 1992 ; Williams 2007 ). Other studies have shown how CCPs experience significant healing dimensions of engaging with landscapes that are familiar to them and how it influences their

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John Eade

portraying dramatic events associated with them. Lourdes emerged as a particularly controversial shrine because of people's claims to having been miraculously healed there. The body became a prime focus of the photographic gaze in this context, and

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Enwinding Social Theory

Wind and Weather in Zulu Zionist Sensorial Experiences

Rune Flikke

In this article, I place wind and weather at the center of a long healing process. The case study revolves around Thandi, who was one of my main informants and a good friend during three years of fieldwork in a Zulu Zionist congregation. 1 I first

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Ananta Kumar Giri

element of transformation. Poetics of Development With and Beyond Suffering and toward Creative Subjectivation and Healing Poetry has the potential to express our suffering and joy, but in the modern world, poetry was rightly substituted by prose of

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Melissa Raphael, Dorothea Magonet, and Frank Dabba Smith

who had to hide in order to survive and as a result has hidden her experience. With dreams, drawings, some of which became tapestries and poems, she shares with the world her difficult and courageous work towards healing. At the age of nine years

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Natalie Clark

are organizers. We are freedom fighters. We are feminists. We are healers. This is not anything new, for centuries it has been so” (1994: 11 emphasis in original). From the words of Sioux activist Zitkala-Sa (1901) over a century ago, through to the

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Ignoring Symptoms

The Process of Normalising Sensory Experiences after Cancer

Tone Seppola-Edvardsen and Mette Bech Risør

new ways of handling the situation. Hinton et al. argue that when a script is invoked that increases ‘a sense of efficacy and promotes positive engagement in life process’ it can be a step in a process of healing (ibid.). The aim of this article is to

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Steven Brooke, Dafne Accoroni, Olga Ulturgasheva, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Eugenia Roussou, Francesco Vacchiano, Jeffrey D. Howison, Susan Greenwood, Yvonne Daniel, Joana Bahia, Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Charles Lincoln Vaughan, Katrien Pype, and Linda van de Kamp

yardstick of civilization. Social scientists such as Edmond Doutté (1867–1926) described the Berbers and their medicine as characterized by primitivism and maraboutism , the belief in the divine healing power of the marabout (spiritual leader). Sufism and

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Ayse Serap Avanoglu, Diana Riboli, Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Annalisa Butticci, Iain R. Edgar, Matan Shapiro, Brooke Schedneck, Mark Sedgwick, Suzane de Alencar Vieira, Nell Haynes, Sara Farhan, Fabián Bravo Vega, Marie Meudec, Nuno Domingos, Heidi Härkönen, Sergio González Varela, and Nathanael Homewood

different temporal dimensions in a process where the power and knowledge of the past and of the present come together to forge a better future for Mapuche. Machi’s multi-temporal ritual actions, battles, healing, and discourse move from the achronological

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The Possibilities of Failure

Personhood and Cognitive Disability in Urban Uganda

Tyler Zoanni

explain failures in personhood – for example by recourse to notions of ‘fate’ and ‘destiny’, as was the focus of Fortes’s Frazer lecture – but examine how people live with them. When healing fails As in many places, cognitive disability in Uganda