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Traditional Medicine Making of the 'Emu': Continuity and Change

Kingsley I. Owete

As newer medical problems surface and existing ones appear to resist modern solutions, Africans are increasingly reaching for traditional healing practices and customary protective medicines. Using historical and phenomenological approaches, Traditional Medicine Making of the «Emu»: Continuity and Change investigates religious belief and herbal practices of Emu people. This documentation of medical practices of the Emu people of Nigeria in the context of change transcends the structuralist and functional perspective employed by anthropologists.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Owete, Kingsley I. (Kingsley Ifeanyi), 1964- author.

  Traditional medicine making of the 'Emu' : continuity and change / Kingsley Ifeanyi Owete.       pages cm   Includes bibliographical references.   ISBN 978-3-631-65978-6   1. Traditional medicine—Nigeria—Emu-Uno. 2. Ethnopharmacology—Nigeria—Emu-Uno. 3. Rites and ceremonies—Nigeria—Emu-Uno. 4. Emu-Uno (Nigeria)—Religion. I. Title.   GN477O97 2015   615.8'809669--dc23


ISBN 978-3-631-65978-6 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-05449-1 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-05449-1

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