Medicine, Rationality and Experience: An Anthropological Perspective

Medicine, Rationality and Experience: An Anthropological Perspective

by Byron J. Good
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521415586

ISBN-13: 9780521415583

Pub. Date: 11/26/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Arguing that medical science's denial of folk medicine neglects many facets of Western practice, this analysis draws on personal antropological research in America and the Middle East to explore the role of cultural factors within the experience of illness and medical practice.

Overview

Arguing that medical science's denial of folk medicine neglects many facets of Western practice, this analysis draws on personal antropological research in America and the Middle East to explore the role of cultural factors within the experience of illness and medical practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521415583
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/26/1993
Series:
Lewis Henry Morgan Lectures Series, #1990
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Medical anthropology and the problem of belief; 2. Illness representations in medical anthropology: a reading of the field; 3. How medicine constructs its objects; 4. Semiotics and the study of medical reality; 5. The body, illness experience, and the lifeworld: a phenomenological account of chronic pain; 6. The narrative representation of illness; 7. Aesthetics, rationality and medical anthropology.

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