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Reinterpreting Women in Healing Roles
Women as Informal Healers
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activities ancestors Ayurvedic Baba Vuka Balm healers Bariba become behavior beliefs biomedical Carlos centro charm child Christian Science clients clinic context cultural curing described divination domestic dominant economic Espiritismo ethnographic father feminist Finerman gender gender symbolism healing roles herbal Hispanic Health Council home birth hospital household husband illness indigenous individuals informal healing interviewed Jamaican knowledge Korean Korean shaman labor lay midwifery lay midwives living local-level healers male mansin Marta Medical Anthropology medicine mediums ment Milena Mother Jones mother metaphors nurse nurturance Parakou participation patients percent possession cults practice practitioners prestige problems professional Puerto Rican relationship religious remedies reproductive responsibility ritual Rosaldo rural sangoma Saraguro Saraguro mothers shaman sick Sinhalese social society specialists spirit possession Sri Lanka status Swazi Swaziland symbolic therapeutic Thoko tion told traditional treatment urban village woman women healers Xhosa Yongsu's Mother