The Resource The problem of money : African agency and Western medicine in northern Ghana, Bernhard Bierlich

The problem of money : African agency and Western medicine in northern Ghana, Bernhard Bierlich

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The problem of money : African agency and Western medicine in northern Ghana
Title
The problem of money
Title remainder
African agency and Western medicine in northern Ghana
Statement of responsibility
Bernhard Bierlich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on long-term medical anthropological research in northern Ghana, the author analyses issues of health and healing, of gender, and of the control and use of money in a changing rural African setting. He describes the culture of medical pluralism, typical for neo-colonial states, and people's choices of 'traditional' (local) medicine (plants and sacrifices), Islamic medicine (charms and various written solutions) and 'modern' therapy (biomedicine, in particular western pharmaceuticals). He concludes that the rural-urban divide is a fiction, linked by a postcolonial, capitalist discourse of local markets, regional economies and national structures, which frequently emerge in local African settings but often originate in global and multinational markets."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Bierlich, Bernhard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN655.G45
LC item number
B54 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 C-446
  • WB 50 HG6
NLM item number
B587p 2007
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  • Medical anthropology
  • Traditional medicine
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
  • Medicine, African Traditional
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Magic
  • Social Change
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Ethnomedizin
  • Manners and customs
  • Medical anthropology
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
  • Traditional medicine
  • Dagomba (Ghana)
  • Dagomba
  • Ghana
Label
The problem of money : African agency and Western medicine in northern Ghana, Bernhard Bierlich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-212) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 228 p.
Isbn
9781845453510
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007047612
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)182573524
  • (OCoLC)ocn182573524
Label
The problem of money : African agency and Western medicine in northern Ghana, Bernhard Bierlich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-212) and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 228 p.
Isbn
9781845453510
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007047612
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)182573524
  • (OCoLC)ocn182573524

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