A History of Indian Literature. Vol. I. by Maurice Winternitz

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Bushpig was occasionally caught as well. Much hunting in the area was done by groups of BaMbote, some of whom are sedentary. These people sold to BaTabwa the meat they did not need themselves or exchanged it for manioc or salt. They also sold or traded other forest products such as firewood, honey and mushrooms. Involvement in the money economy was well established, though this system of exchange was far from all-encompassing. Households made regular use of money to purchase manufactured goods such as salt, soap, kerosene and biomedicine.

Through these, people confront the paradox that life is not entirely of the body, and is, in many respects, other than the body. The split here, between bodies and lives, becomes the slit through which can emerge the relationship between signification and medicalisation. With beginnings in anatomy and conclusions in personal/lineage history, the processual, unanatomised body is the effective foundation of Tabwa medical experience. Miniaturisation I: Process in Bodies For the purposes of this discussion, miniaturisation can be described as the device by which the processual is articulated in/on the body’s anatomical dimension.

Part II, ‘Generation of Identity, (Re)Production of History’, is built around two detailed case studies, each of which is intended to give a sense of how significant illnesses have bearing on the progress of subjects’ lives. The first case is of an individual, the second of a lineage group. Taking instances of sickness as the invariable of our study allows us to see more clearly the slippages and discrepancies between sickness and social dramas or conflict. That is, rather than seeing all problematic illness as, in effect, ‘created’ by the social or political affairs, we can, by looking at the illnesses, gain an understanding of how links to the social are made or unmade by people EUP Davis Intro 34 9/6/00, 1:44 pm 35 BY WAY OF AN INTRODUCTION acting in the indeterminacy of a given moment.

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