Dialogue and the Interpretation of Illness: Conversations in a Cameroon Village

Dialogue and the Interpretation of Illness Conversations in a Cameroon Village The etiology of the Wimbum people in the Western Grassfields of Cameroon is described through an examination of the way in which the meanings of key concepts used to interpret and explain illness and

  • Title: Dialogue and the Interpretation of Illness: Conversations in a Cameroon Village
  • Author: Robert Pool
  • ISBN: 9781859730164
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • The etiology of the Wimbum people in the Western Grassfields of Cameroon is described through an examination of the way in which the meanings of key concepts, used to interpret and explain illness and other forms of misfortune, are continually being produced and reproduced in the praxis of everyday communication During the course of numerous dialogues, witchcraft, a highlThe etiology of the Wimbum people in the Western Grassfields of Cameroon is described through an examination of the way in which the meanings of key concepts, used to interpret and explain illness and other forms of misfortune, are continually being produced and reproduced in the praxis of everyday communication During the course of numerous dialogues, witchcraft, a highly ambivalent force, gradually emerges as the prime mover As destructive cannibals or respectable elders the witches are the ultimate cause of all significant illness, misfortune and death, and as diviners they are also the ultimate judges who apportion moral responsibility Even the ancestors and the traditional gods turn out to be fronts behind which the witches hide their activities.The study is on three levels a medical anthropological exploration of explanations of illness and misfortune a detailed ethnography of traditional African cosmology and witchcraft and an examination of recent theoretical issues in anthropology such as the nature of ethnographic fieldwork and the possibility of dialogical or postmodern ethnography.

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    1. I read this book a few years after spending time as an PCV in a part of Northwest Cameroon near to the area Pool describes in Dialogue and the Interpretation of Illness.Actually, I think the book is pretty much a classic among Americans who've spent time in the Northwest Pool's experiences as he recounts them in Dialogue resonate with me. Although I'm not an anthropologist, and my conversations while in Cameroon never had the methodology or underlying purpose of Pool's research, there were many [...]


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