Healing Secular Life

Anthropologist Christopher Dole investigates the controversial position of religious healing in modern Turkey, demonstrating that the authority of the religious healer is deeply embedded within Turkey's history of secular reform, and that religious healing and secularism share a set of common stakes.

Healing Secular Life
Loss and Devotion in Modern Turkey

Christopher Dole

2012 | 304 pages | Cloth $69.95
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Medicine and the Will to Civilization
Chapter 2. Healing Difference at the Limits of Community
Chapter 3. Hagiographies of the Living: Saintly Speech and Other Wonders of Secular Life
Chapter 4. The Therapeutics of Piety: Ethics, Markets, Value
Chapter 5. A Malaise of Fracturing Dreams: The Care of Relations
Chapter 6. Healing Secular Life: Two Regimes of Loss
Conclusion: Fragment

Appendix: Genres of Healing