Precious Pills : Medicine and Social Change Among Tibetan Refugees in India by Audrey Prost | 9781845454579 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Precious Pills : Medicine and Social Change Among Tibetan Refugees in India

Precious Pills : Medicine and Social Change Among Tibetan Refugees in India

by Audrey Prost
     
 

ISBN-10: 184545457X

ISBN-13: 9781845454579

Pub. Date: 08/15/2008

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

Through an ethnography of the social and medical worlds of a community of Tibetan refugees in India, this book addresses two main questions: first, how has the prolonged displacement of Tibetan refugees affected concepts of health in the exile community? Second, how has exile changed traditional Tibetan medical practices? It explores how social changes linked

Overview

Through an ethnography of the social and medical worlds of a community of Tibetan refugees in India, this book addresses two main questions: first, how has the prolonged displacement of Tibetan refugees affected concepts of health in the exile community? Second, how has exile changed traditional Tibetan medical practices? It explores how social changes linked to exile have influenced concepts of health and illness in the Tibetan refugee community of Dharamsala and by looking at recent changes in the theory and practice of traditional Tibetan medicine investigates the role of traditional Tibetan medicine in sustaining public health in the exile community.

Audrey Prost is a lecturer in International Health at University College London.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845454579
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Series:
EH, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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