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Indigenous Medicine Among the Bedouin in the Middle East

Aref Abu-Rabia

232 pages, 11 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-689-6 $95.00/£67.00 Hb Published (October 2015)

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Description

Modern medicine has penetrated Bedouin tribes in the course of rapid urbanization and education, but when serious illnesses strike, particularly in the case of incurable diseases, even educated people turn to traditional medicine for a remedy. Over the course of 30 years, the author gathered data on traditional Bedouin medicine among pastoral-nomadic, semi-nomadic, and settled tribes. Based on interviews with healers, clients, and other active participants in treatments, this book will contribute to renewed thinking about a synthesis between traditional and modern medicine — to their reciprocal enrichment.

Aref Abu-Rabia is an Anthropologist at the Department of Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University. His research and publications focus on the Middle East, North Africa and Islamic communities in the West.

Subject: Medical Anthropology
Area: Middle East & Israel



Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. Health and Health Services among the Bedouin in the Middle East
Chapter 2. The Treatment of Human Ailments — Part A
Chapter 3. The Treatment of Human Ailments — Part B
Chapter 4. “Don’t Touch My Body”: The Qarina and Bedouin Women’s Fertility

Bibliography
Index

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