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Healing Sounds from the Malaysian Rainforest: Temiar Music and Medicine (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)

 
 
 
 
Healing Sounds from the Malaysian Rainforest: Temiar Music and Medicine (Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care)
Author: Marina Roseman
ISBN 13: 9780520082816
ISBN 10: 520082818
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1993-03-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $31.95
 
 

"One of the best pieces of ethnomusicological research of the last ten years. Roseman shows just how central musical ideas and practices are to a way of knowing and imagining the world, to a way of transforming ordinary experiences, and to penetrating belief systems more broadly."—Steven Feld, University of Texas, Austin

"An exciting contribution to interpretive medical anthropology. Moving analytically between Temiar cultural constrictions of illness and health, and the humanely organized sounds of healing ceremonies, Roseman explicates the culural logic whereby aesthetic configurations participate in a comprehensive, therapeutically effective pattern of reality. This author has brocaded medical anthropology with ethnomusicology, producing a shimmering postmodern ethnographic tapestry of great subtlety and strength."—Barbara Tedlock, SUNY, Buffalo