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Médecine Traditionn​elle à Madagascar: Les Mots-Plantes [Traditional Medecine in Madagascar: Words and Plants]

By: Gabriel Lefèvre(Author)
295 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
Médecine Traditionn​elle à Madagascar: Les Mots-Plantes [Traditional Medecine in Madagascar: Words and Plants]
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Language: French

Médecine Traditionn​elle à Madagascar deals with "traditional medicine" in the south and south-west of Madagascar. In this oral society, plants of course have their own therapeutic properties but here the author also stresses the importance of the spoken word itself in the healing process. After an ethnographic study of these practices, it seeks to describe the logic that characterizes this region. These transformations are both internal, including linguistic, psychological and social; and external, with the introduction of biomedicine and religion.

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Ce livre traite de la "médecine traditionnelle" dans le sud et sud-ouest de Madagascar. Dans cette société orale, la plante a bien sûr ses vertus thérapeutiques propres mais ici, l'auteur souligne aussi l'importance du mot lui-même dans les processus de guérison. Après une étude ethnographique de ces pratiques,il s'attache à décrire les logiques de transformation qui les caractérisent dans cette région. Ces transformations sont aussi bien internes, notamment sur les plans linguistique, psychologique et social, qu'externes avec l'introduction de la biomédecine et des religions révélées.

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By: Gabriel Lefèvre(Author)
295 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations
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