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Jonathan G. Katz

doctor underscores the complexity surrounding the reception of modern Western medicine in the Moroccan setting. Moreover, the emergence of medical pluralism illustrates the limits of a campaign in which Légey played a significant role. 4 Two aspects of

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Theodore Randall

This article discusses the medically pluralistic character of malaria prevention and treatment-based health-seeking behaviour among the inhabitants of a predominantly Jola village in the Gambia, West Africa. Through the presentation of ethnographic data obtained between 2003 and 2004, the paper demonstrates that traditional health services - represented by traditional medical practitioners and medicinal plant usage - among the Jola appear as much, if not more accessible, available, affordable and acceptable than the biomedical services - represented by biomedical practitioners and antimalarial medication usage - provided by the Gambian government health system. This accessibility, availability, affordability and acceptability occur to the extent that many of the villagers suggest that traditional health services become incorporated into the Gambian government health system. The need to integrate traditional and biomedical services becomes especially relevant given the existence of traditional services within the context of biomedical hegemony and limited Jola accessibility, availability and affordability of biomedical services.

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The Politics of Vodou

AIDS, Access to Health Care and the Use of Culture in Haiti

Catherine Benoît

During the past few years, the AIDS campaign in Haiti has been targeting Vodou officiants and organizations. These awareness and training programmes inform officiants about the transmission and prevention of AIDS, tests for HIV and antiretroviral drugs, or even try to encourage them to become involved in a medical referral system. These culturalist interventions are grounded in an essentialist concept of culture that can have harmful effects on the targeted groups. The concept of culture underlying such interventions is deconstructed along with the categories of traditional medicine and the 'tradipractitioner'. An approach to public health is advocated that would contextualize medical pluralism in Haiti.

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Anna Bara and Sveta Yamin-Pasternak

new wave of interest in the occult in Russia. With a specific focus on medical and health magic, a contribution by Sarah Rafijovic examines ethno-medical practices in Serbia in the context of medical pluralism in the Balkans, while a chapter by Anna

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The Possibilities of Failure

Personhood and Cognitive Disability in Urban Uganda

Tyler Zoanni

of sub-Saharan Africa’s oft-noted ‘medical pluralism’, or the coexistence of multiple therapeutic systems (e.g. Olsen and Sargent 2017 ). Yet what characterizes the stories of parents at Hope Centre who waded through this medical pluralism – and most

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Etty Terem

were largely frustrated. Instead, “European medicine disproportionately attracted the Jewish minority,” further contributing “to the Jewish alienation from the Muslim majority.” Moreover, he emphasizes “the landscape of medical pluralism” in

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Enwinding Social Theory

Wind and Weather in Zulu Zionist Sensorial Experiences

Rune Flikke

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