The Land Is Dying: Contingency, Creativity and Conflict in Western Kenya

The Land Is Dying: Contingency, Creativity and Conflict in Western Kenya

Based on several years of ethnographic fieldwork, the book explores life in and around a Luo-speaking village in western Kenya during a time of death. The epidemic of HIV/AIDS affects every aspect of sociality and pervades villagers' debates about the past, the future and the ethics of everyday life. Central to such debates is a discussion of touch in the broad sense of concrete, material contact between persons. In mundane practices and in ritual acts, touch is… (more)

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Publisher: Berghahn Books (June 01, 2010)

Collection: Epistemologies of Healing

Parent ISBN: 9781845454814

Page count: 444 pages

Language: English


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