To see that which cannot be seen: ontological differences and public health policies in Southern Chile

  title={To see that which cannot be seen: ontological differences and public health policies in Southern Chile},
  author={Crist{\'o}bal Bonelli},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute},
  • C. Bonelli
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Political Science
  • Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
In this article, I explore different visual practices performed by Pehuenche Indigenous healers and state public health professionals in Southern Chile. While non-Indigenous health workers seek to make ‘traditional’ Pehuenche healing visible within or alongside their own ‘modern’ practices, Pehuenche people are concerned with making visible the evil spirits whose ‘eating’ of persons produces illness. Focusing in particular on different healing practices triggered by the existence of Pehuenche… 

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