Healing Powers: Alternative Medicine, Spiritual Communities, and the State / Edition 1

Healing Powers: Alternative Medicine, Spiritual Communities, and the State / Edition 1

by Fred M. Frohock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226265846

ISBN-13: 9780226265841

Pub. Date: 09/28/1992

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The personal testimony of individuals engaged in healing practices and the opposing voices of orthodox and alternative medicines are the center of Healing Powers. Focusing on medical norms and practices and on competing philosophies of the mind, the body, reality, and rationality across radically different "belief systems", Fred Frohock clarifies the social and

Overview

The personal testimony of individuals engaged in healing practices and the opposing voices of orthodox and alternative medicines are the center of Healing Powers. Focusing on medical norms and practices and on competing philosophies of the mind, the body, reality, and rationality across radically different "belief systems", Fred Frohock clarifies the social and legal dilemmas represented by "scientific medicine" and "alternative care."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226265841
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
09/28/1992
Series:
Morality and Society Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Luke
1. Rational Disputes
2. Science and Faith
3. Medical Traditions
Luke
4. Mind and Body
5. Spiritual Healing
6. Spiritual Domains
Luke
7. Holistic Medicine
Luke
8. Political Discourses
9. Liberal Power
10. Narrative Reasoning
Notes
References
Index

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