Medical Pluralism in the Andes

Medical Pluralism in the Andes

by Christine Greenway
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415299187

ISBN-13: 9780415299183

Pub. Date: 12/13/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Medical Pluralism in the Andes is the first major collection of anthropological approaches to health in the Andes for over twenty years. Written in tribute to Libbet Crandon Malamuds pioneering work on Andean medicine, this readable, extensively illustrated and instructive book reflects the diversity of approaches in medical anthropology that have evolved

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Medical Pluralism in the Andes is the first major collection of anthropological approaches to health in the Andes for over twenty years. Written in tribute to Libbet Crandon Malamuds pioneering work on Andean medicine, this readable, extensively illustrated and instructive book reflects the diversity of approaches in medical anthropology that have evolved during the past two decades. Capturing the intricacies of health practice within the context of Andean social history, cultural tradition, community and folklore, this is a remarkable and intimate chronicle of Andean culture and everyday life, which will appeal across a wide range of readers, from professional anthropologists to those interested in alternative medicines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415299183
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/13/2002
Series:
Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology and International Health Ser.
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction: Andean medical studies and the contribution of Libbet Crandon-Malamud1
1Perspectives on medical anthropology in the Andes3
2Ethnography and the person: reflections on Libbet Crandon's fieldwork in Bolivia16
3Changing times and changing symptoms: the effects of modernization on mestizo medicine in rural Bolivia (the case of two mestizo sisters)27
4Contribution to a critical analysis of medical pluralism: an examination of the work of Libbet Crandon-Malamud42
Pt. IIChoices, changing times, and medical pluralism61
5Setting it straight in the Andes: musculoskeletal distress and the role of the componedor63
6Healing soul loss: the negotiation of identity in Peru92
7Healers as entrepreneurs: constructing an image of legitimized potency in urban Ecuador107
Pt. IIIAndean bodies: metaphors and medicine129
8Ethnomedicine and enculturation in the Andes of Ecuador131
9Food, health, and identity in a rural Andean community148
10Sucking blood or snatching fat: Chagas' disease in Bolivia166
Pt. IVGender, power, and health189
11Why sobreparto?: women's work, health, and reproduction in two districts in southern Peru191
12Illness management, social alliance, and cultural identity in Quito, Ecuador209
13Anthropology and Shamanism: bottom-line considerations in image and practice234
Index251

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