One Blood: The Jamaican Body (SUNY Series, the Body in Culture, History, and Religion)

By: Sobo, Elisa Janine

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One Blood offers a wealth of ethnographic material, skillfully using traditional Jamaican images and expressions to present a coherent and systematic depiction of the Jamaican body, of how it works and of how health is maintained. Sobo explains some of the more complex issues of medical anthropology in a clear and accessible fashion and shows how gender and kinship tensions are expressed through culturally constructed syndromes. The book explores the ways in which the body serves as a medium for the expression of ideas about the social and moral order. Childhood socializations and ideas about gender relations, kinship, social obligations, sorcery, and deceit are investigated in association with beliefs about nutrition, procreation, sexuality, cleanliness, bodily flow, and sickness.

Title: One Blood: The Jamaican Body (SUNY Series, the Body in Culture, History, and Religion)

Author Name: Sobo, Elisa Janine

Categories: Jamaica,

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 1993-07-01

ISBN Number: 0791414302

ISBN Number 13: 9780791414309

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU9145862