Medicine, Rationality and Experience: An Anthropological Perspectiveby Byron J. Good
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.
Table of ContentsPreface; 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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