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The scope of the study and the premises underlying it
The organisation of the data
Historical Perspectives
Administration and development
Huli sacred geography and the appreciation of change
Fig. 5 Yaluduma-Dai within the sanctum at Gelote
Responses to the European intrusion
Huli society
Social organisation and individual allegiance
Fig. 9 Genealogy of Hambuali parish
Table 1 Mode of recruitment of all Hambuali men over twenty years
Ideas of health and illness
Fig. 10 The male ideal of health seen in the shining skins of mali dancers
Morbidity, explanations and actions: quantitative perspectives
Fig. 28 Severe respiratory symptoms
36 Fevers
Explanations of illness
Table 8 Episodes of illness according to level of explanation
The choice of actions in illness
Fig. 39 Percentage of symptom days when Christian healing is used
Fig. 40 Waiting for treatment outside an aid post
Fig. 41 Percentage of symptom days leading to aid post visits
Table 9 Distance of peoples' homes from Tari Health Centre
Fig. 43 Percentage of symptom days leading to in-patient treatment
Illness attributed to proximate causes
The blood
Environmental agents
The quality of Huli illness descriptions
Traditional treatments
Modern treatments
Explanations relating to sexuality and growth
Mythological precedents
Conception to parenthood
Traditional healing of agali
Symbolic themes
Cases of kuyanda
Cases of guyu nay a
Cases of agali
Determinants in the diagnosis and treatment of agali
Table 11 Distribution of symptoms in cases of'agalV
Fig. 51 Symptoms and exposure to pollution in the diagnosis of agali
Illness grounded in social relations
Illnesses attributed to assault
Table 21 Relationship between assailant and patient
Fig. 55 The judicial mode of therapy: compensation for a past injury
Illness and the emotions
Spirits and God
Classes of dama
Relations between dama and men
Fig. 58 An oblation of pork to propitiate an attacking spirit
Dama attack
Fig. 59 The ogoanda at Tale Te
Fig. 60 Hulia-Hewabe addressing the spirits during a sacrifice at Tale Te
Christian interpretations of and responses to illness
Determinants in these diagnoses
Patterns of response
Decisions in illness
Fig. 61 Home care: a sick man attended by his sons and a brother
Illness and society: reciprocal influences
Medical pluralism: continuity and change
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Frankel (2005 [1986]) - The Huli Response to Illness

Frankel (2005 [1986]) - The Huli Response to Illness

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