Modern and Global Ayurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms

Modern and Global Ayurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms

by Dagmar Wujastyk
     
 

Modern and Global Ayurveda provides an overview of the relatively recent history of Ayurveda in its modern and globalized forms. One of the traditional medical systems originating on the Indian subcontinent, Ayurveda is fast becoming a transnational phenomenon. Contributors to this volume include both scholars and practitioners of Ayurveda. The wide range of… See more details below

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Modern and Global Ayurveda provides an overview of the relatively recent history of Ayurveda in its modern and globalized forms. One of the traditional medical systems originating on the Indian subcontinent, Ayurveda is fast becoming a transnational phenomenon. Contributors to this volume include both scholars and practitioners of Ayurveda. The wide range of perspectives they offer include the philosophical, anthropological, sociopolitical, economic, biomedical, and pharmacological. Issues such as the ideological clashes between “classical” and “modernized” Ayurveda, the “export” of Ayurvedic medical lore to Western countries, and the possible “reimport” of its adapted and reinterpreted contents are covered and prove particularly relevant to contemporary discussion on the integration of complementary and alternative health care.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791474907
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
363
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Elizabeth De Michelis

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction
Frederick M. Smith and Dagmar Wujastyk

2. Plural Medicine and East-West Dialogue
Mike Saks

3. The Evolution of Indian Government Policy on Ayurveda in the Twentieth Century
Dominik Wujastyk

4. Divorcing Ayurveda: Siddha Medicine and the Quest for Uniqueness
Richard S. Weiss

5. Ayurveda and the Making of the Urban Middle Class in North India, 1900-1945
Rachel Berger

6. The Ayurvedic Diaspora: A Personal Account
Robert E. Svoboda

7. An Overview of The Education and Practice of Global Ayurveda
Claudia Welch

8. Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia Databases in the Context of the Revitalization of Traditional Medicine
Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana

9. The Woes of Ojas in the Modern World
G. Jan Meulenbeld

10. Ayurveda and Sexuality: Sex Therapy and the "Paradox of Virility"
Joseph S. Alter

11. Ayurveda in Modern India: Standardization and Pharmaceuticalization
Madhulika Banerjee

12. Practicing Ayurveda in the United Kingdom: A Time of Challenges and Opportunities
Sebastian Pole

13. Cultural Loss and Remembrance in Contemporary Ayurvedic Medical Practice
Manasi Tirodkar

14. Practicing Ayurveda in the Western World: A Case Study from Germany
Ananda Samir Chopra

15. Ayurvedic Medicine in Britain and the Epistemology of Practicing Medicine in "Good Faith"
Suzanne Newcombe

16. Maharishi Ayur-Ved: A Controversial Model of Global Ayurveda
Françoise Jeannotat

17. Maharishi Ayur-Veda™: Perfect Health™ through Enlightened Marketing in America
Cynthia Ann Humes

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