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Introduction: Divinity, Disease, Distress
Roland Littlewood and Rebecca Lynch

Chapter 1. Why Animism Matters
David Napier

Chapter 2. Spreading the Gospel of the Miracle Cure: Panama’s Black Christ
Rodney J. Reynolds

Chapter 3. Madness and Miracles: Hoping for Healing in Rural Ghana
Ursula M. Read

Chapter 4. ‘Sakawa’ Rumours: Occult Internet Fraud and Ghanaian Identity
Alice Armstrong

Chapter 5. To Heal the Body is to Heal Oneself: The Body as Congregation
Isabelle Lange

Chapter 6. Addiction and the Duality of the Self in a North American Religio-Therapeutic Community
Ellie Reynolds

Chapter 7. Religious Conversion and Madness: Contested Territory in the Peruvian Andes
David M.R. Orr

Chapter 8. Cosmologies of Fear: The Medicalisation of Anxiety in Contemporary Britain
Rebecca Lynch

Chapter 9. Functionalists and Zombis: Sorcery as Spandrel and Social Rescue
Roland Littlewood

Chapter 10. Religion and Psychosis: A Common Evolutionary Trajectory?
Simon Dein


Cosmos, Gods and Madmen

Frameworks in the Anthropologies of Medicine

Edited by Roland Littlewood and Rebecca Lynch

220 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-177-0 Hb Published (June 2016)

eISBN 978-1-78533-178-7 eBook