Muthi, Medicine, and Witchcraft: Regulating “African Science” in Post-Apartheid South Africa?

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dc.contributor.author Ashforth, Adam
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-16T20:52:07Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-16T20:52:07Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Social Dynamics, 31 (2), 2006 pp.211-243 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/116827
dc.description.abstract This paper reflects on two contrasting cultural strategies for supporting the rollout of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART): The Treatment Action Campaign 's Treatment Literacy Programme which seeks to educate people into a conventional scientific understanding of HIV disease and treatment; and a Department of Health Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) video which harnesses putative 'indigenous knowledge ' relating to illness and healing. It points out that the latter strategy risks connecting with fears regarding the 'Af rican science' of witchcraft. This can serve to confuse, rather than clarify, ambiguities concerning the notion of 'cure '. Science education is challenging, but has the potential to empower patients to manage their illness effec tively. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Africa, AIDS, antiretrovirals, sexuality, health, healing, South Africa en_US
dc.subject african science, indigenous knowledge systems IKS, en_US
dc.title Muthi, Medicine, and Witchcraft: Regulating “African Science” in Post-Apartheid South Africa? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/116827/1/Ashforth on muthi (Social Dynamics).pdf
dc.identifier.source Social Dynamics en_US
dc.owningcollname Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of (DAAS)
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