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Healing Powers and Modernity Traditional Medicine, Shamanism, and Science in Asian Societies

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ISBN-10: 0897897153

ISBN-13: 9780897897150

Edition: 2000

Authors: Linda H. Connor, Geoffrey Samuel

List price: $86.00
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What is the current state of traditional healing practices in contemporary Asian societies? How are their practitioners faring in the encounter with Western science and its biomedical approach? How are traditional healing practices being transformed by the politics of health within the modern nation-state and by the processes of commodification typical of modern economies? How do patients in Asian societies see the various healing options now open to them? The authors, all of whom are anthropologists, observe the clashes and complementarities between traditional therapies and biomedicine, which, in its many manifestations, is the dominant form of medicine supported by national governments,…    
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Book details

List price: $86.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 2/28/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

A Note on Tibetan Spelling
Healing Powers in Contemporary Asia
Healing in the Modern State: Korea, Malaysia, and India
The Cultural Politics of "Superstition" in the Korean Shaman World: Modernity Constructs Its Other
Tradition and Change in Malay Healing
Modernity and the Midwife: Contestations Over a Subaltern Figure, South India
The Political Ecology of Health in India: Indigestion as Sign and Symptom of Defective Modernization
Healing on the Margins: Malaysia, Indonesia, and China
Engaging the Spirits of Modernity: The Temiars
Presence, Efficacy, and Politics in Healing Among the Iban of Sarawak
Sorcery and Science as Competing Models of Explanation in a Sasak Village
Medicines and Modernities in Socialist China: Medical Pluralism, the State, and Naxi Identities in the Lijiang Basin
Healing, Power, and Identity in Tibetan Societies
Tibetan Medicine at the Crossroads: Radical Modernity and the Social Organization of Traditional Medicine in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Particularizing Modernity: Tibetan Medical Theorizing of Women's Health in Lhasa, Tibet
Tibetan Medicine in Contemporary India: Theory and Practice
Glossary of Tibetan Terms
About the Editors and Contributors