Price-Williams, D. R.. A Case study of ideas concerning disease among the Tiv

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Title: A Case study of ideas concerning disease among the Tiv

Published in: Africa -- Vol. 32, no. 2

Published By: Africa -- Vol. 32, no. 2 London: International African Institute, 1962. 123-131 p.: ill.

By line: D. R. Price Williams

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1998. Computer File

Culture: Tiv (FF57)

Subjects: Theory of disease (753);

Abstract: This brief article deals with the manifestations in a specific locale of Tiv conceptions of health, disease, and sorcery, and of related therapeutic practices and practitioners. At the crux of these matters is a concept of fundamental importance in Tiv culture, that of AKOMBO. This is a complex notion incorporating a belief in magical forces as one of its essential facets. For purposes of clarification, it may be useful if in conjunction with this article one also reads a more general analysis of the AKOMBO concept such as that contained in 19: Bohannan and Bohannan, pp. 85-90, this file.

Document Number: 29

Document ID: ff57-029

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: 1959

Evaluation: Psychologist-5

Analyst: Robert O. Lagacé ; 1962

Coverage Date: not specified

Coverage Place: Benue State, Nigeria

LCSH: Tiv (African people)


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