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Medical pluralism, Pentecostal healing and contests over healing power in Papua New Guinea

Eves, Richard; Kelly-Hanku, Angela


This paper is based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork among the Lelet of New Ireland Province, Papua New Guinea. It draws on qualitative interviews with Pentecostal Christians intended to examine their understanding of Christianity and how this relates to their cultural practices – in this case, how their Pentecostalism affects their therapeutic beliefs and practices. The frequent observation that therapeutic repertoires are becoming less discrete is substantiated by the Lelet case, for in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113381


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