Encounters of Medicine in Africa between the local and the global: historical and contemporary perspectives

junio 14, 2012 – junio 16, 2012

COORDINADORES: Eugénia Rodrigues | Valdemir Zamparoni


The circulation of knowledge and medical practices, regardless of the scale and speed of traffic, involves exchanges, negotiations and interactions between the local dimensions and the global flows. In Africa, as in other continents, these dynamics of the circulation of knowledge associated with healing processes fall within the historical depth and are rebuild continuously until the present days. They involve exchanges between African societies themselves, such as between the concepts and processes of healing developed in the African continent and those who were and are transported to there, for example the bio-medicine or the Ayurvedic medicine.
This panel proposes to discuss the interactions between the conceptions, knowledge and practices of healing used in Africa, highlighting the loans and exchanges between different medicines, as well as the process of erasing or deleting modes of healing. In this analysis, will be emphasized the local contexts - geographical, social, cultural and gendered - of production of the healing processes and its relations with the global contexts. In this sense, this panel welcomes proposals of study that departs from a historical perspective as well as those that address the contemporary issues.

Idiomas: Inglés, Portugués y Español

Formato: Mesa redonda

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