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Teatrum Mundi

Teaching Shakespeare Performance to Israeli Medical Students

Rebecca Gillis

Shakespeare: the doctor tending to the insane Lady Macbeth and the king of England miraculously curing skin diseases by the laying on of hands in Macbeth· ; Hermione’s premature delivery and her husband Leontes’ morbid jealousy in The Winter’s Tale and

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Ritual Tattooing and the Creation of New Buddhist Identities

An Inquiry into the Initiation Process in a Burmese Organization of Exorcists

Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière

stand out as the most organized structures. Exorcists, or ‘masters of unnatural diseases’ ( payawga hsaya ), are healers who deal with illnesses thought to be caused by the malevolence of humans or evil powers ( meikhsa ). 10 They are able to release

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Calm Vessels

Cultural Expectations of Pregnant Women in Qatar

Susie Kilshaw, Daniel Miller, Halima Al Tamimi, Faten El-Taher, Mona Mohsen, Nadia Omar, Stella Major and Kristina Sole

stress, coughing, headache, backache, infection and diabetes as well as other diseases. Its name means ‘seed of blessing’: it is believed to heal all disease except death, hence its use in oil for massage as a general curative treatment. A hadith narrated

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The GIPA Concept ‘Lost in Transition’

The Case of Expert Clients in Swaziland

Thandeka Dlamini-Simelane

situation was overwhelming. The King’s declaration took centre stage in his speech at the 2000 opening of Parliament. Specifically, he appealed for support from those with knowledge to educate others about the disease. Moreover, he requested that everybody

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Rob Boddice, Christian J. Emden and Peter Vogt

diseased and/or pious, saved or damned. Since these interpretations were frequently incompatible, the possibilities for negotiating the lived experience of melancholy, sadness, grief, and despair were both circumscribed and fraught with danger, as well as

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Whitewashing History

Pinker’s (Mis)Representation of the Enlightenment and Violence

Philip Dwyer

disease and starvation, as a consequence of the wars. As a result, figures for civilian deaths among historians vary wildly, from between 750,000 and 5 million people. 37 It might be less than the lowest estimate or more than the highest; we simply do not

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Zoe Bray and Christian Thauer

local community, companies become powerful allies in their fight against the disease: HIV/AIDS is hugely stigmatized in the country ( Von Soest and Weinel 2006 ). Even high-ranking politicians deny the relation between HIV and AIDS, and measures against

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Erika Friedl

youngsters to strike – bezan! – one’s mother or a playmate playfully but as hard as possible, from fighting to being ‘hit’ by a disease or a malevolent power such as a jinn), bāzi (play) and several terms for (good and bad) manners and for etiquette

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Abdulla Al Sayyari, Fayez Hejaili and Faissal Shaheen

blood relatives). In light of these connections, some Muslim countries allow living-related donation between members of families that are linked by marriage. One of the authors once cared for a kidney transplant recipient who was dying from liver disease

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Mercedes González de la Rocha and Agustín Escobar Latapí

households with members suffering from chronic diseases (such as, for example, diabetes, high blood pressure, and illnesses related to alcohol consumption). Conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs rely on women’s (mothers’) involvement in the program