"... serves as an excellent regional anthology... but also valuably and originally extends this literature." —Journal of Southern African Studies(Journal of Southern African Studies)
"Well-written, thought-provoking, and grounded in fieldwork, this volume is written for anthropologists and will also be useful for public health professionals.... it will be invaluable for those teaching upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses on African health, and for anthropologists interested in therapeutic pluralism and theories of healing." —American Anthropologist(American Anthropologist)
"... Luedke and West’s book does indeed raise important issues; that in itself is what animates these concerns, and makes the book very interesting reading." —Karen Flint, UNC-Charlotte, African Studies Review, 51, 3 Dec. 2008(Karen Flint, UNC-Charlotte African Studies Review 2008-01-00)
"... this is a diverse set of ethnographic accounts that provides some rich insights into the work which goes on around the boundaries of 'traditional healing'." —Hannah Brown, University of Manchester, Jrnl Royal Anthropological Inst JRAI , Vol. 14.3 Sept. 2008(Hannah Brown, University of Manchester Jrnl Royal Anthropological Inst JRAI 2008-01-00)
About the Author
Tracy J. Luedke is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northeastern Illinois University.
Harry G. West is lecturer in Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is author of Kupilikula: Governance and the Invisible Realm in Mozambique.