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4_14_05_460j_rev - 21A.460 April 14, 2005 Geurts What is it...

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21A.460 April 14, 2005 Geurts What is it that causes illness? Is there a different reality, causality that cannot be explained? Discussing notions of individuality, perceptions of being. How experience can vary Psychosomatic, physiological component of illness There are multiple modalities for explaining illness: Lwa in Haiti: personal household spirits that are worshipped in homes and as a community. If the spirit worship practices are abandoned, later generations can still be ‘called’ by the spirit, or afflicted There are categories of illness considered to be spiritual afflictions Traditional Western biomedical definitions of illness Geurts: Page 206: Interpretation that illness/affliction can be caused by problems in kinship relationships. Discord between parents, jealousy (Janzen) can cause illness. Not really the case that the whole community has control over certain afflictions Conceptions of disability: Disability framed more as a socio-economic barrier rather than an egocentric
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