The Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape is one of the profound treasures of southern Africa's social and archaeological history, appropriately declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in 2003.
Objective: The study aimed to investigate the types of mental illnesses treated by traditional healers, and their methods of
identifying and treating mental illnesses in their patients. Method: In urban informal settlements of Kibera, Kangemi and
Kawangware in Nairobi, Kenya, we used opportunistic sampling until the required number of traditional healers was reached,
Mental disorders are highly prevalent and cause considerable suffering and disease burden. To compound this public
health problem, many individuals with psychiatric disorders remain untreated although effective treatments exist. We examine the
extent of this treatment gap. We reviewed community-based psychiatric epidemiology studies that used standardized diagnostic
Background: Little is known about the prevalence and severity of DSM-IV mental disorders treated by traditional healers in
Objective: To describe the prevalence and severity of DSM-IV disorders handled by traditional healers in Jinja and Iganga districts,
This paper reviews some recent research on the mental health ofthe First Nations, Inuit, and Metis ofCanada. We
summarize evidencefor the social origins ofmental health problems and illustrate the ongoing responses ofindividuals
and communities to the legacy ofcolonization. Cultural discontinuity andoppression have been linked to high rates
Illness and medicine are among a limited number of topical domains which cross-cultural researchers have for some time described as organized bodies of cultural knowledge (e.g., Clements 1932; and see Conklin 1972:363–392 for a bibliography).
The subject of gold weights is complex and multidimensional. It can be understood only when placed in the context of its original cultural environment, which was linked intimately to gold for its physical substance and to the package (dja) in which it came for its sociocultural identity.
Warfare in precolonial Africa has been erroneously seen as raids or expeditions involving the use of simple weapons. Contrary to this view, recent research has demonstrated that African warfare was serious business in which all kinds of strategies were utilized, including the production or importation of biological weapons.
Commentary and brilliant photographs portray the traditional lifestyles, economic activities, customs, ceremonies and religion, social structure, and natural environment of the Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania