Stranger in the Village of the Sick

The stories here are about life in "the village of the healthy" and "the village of the sick," and they highlight differences in how illness is culturally perceived.

Stranger in the Village of the Sick

Stranger in the Village of the Sick

"Stranger in the Village of the Sick follows Stoller down this unexpected path toward personal discovery, growth, and healing. The stories here are about life in "the village of the healthy" and "the village of the sick," and they highlight differences in how illness is culturally perceived. In America and the West, illness is war; we strive to eradicate it from our bodies and lives. In West Africa, however, illness is your ever-present companion, and sorcerers learn to master illnesses like cancer - and other misfortunes - through a combination of acceptance, pragmatism, and patience."

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Stranger in the Village of the Sick
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Paul Stoller
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

"Stranger in the Village of the Sick follows Stoller down this unexpected path toward personal discovery, growth, and healing. The stories here are about life in "the village of the healthy" and "the village of the sick," and they highlight differences in how illness is culturally perceived. In America and
African Migrations
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Pages: 316
Authors: Abdoulaye Kane, Todd H. Leedy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-02-18 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Spurred by major changes in the world economy and in local ecology, the contemporary migration of Africans, both within the continent and to various destinations in Europe and North America, has seriously affected thousands of lives and livelihoods. The contributors to this volume, reflecting a variety of disciplinary perspectives, examine
Yaya's Story
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Paul Stoller
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-08 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Language: en
Pages:
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