Mudpacks and Prozac: Experiencing Ayurvedic, Biomedical, and Religious Healing

Mudpacks and Prozac: Experiencing Ayurvedic, Biomedical, and Religious Healing

by Murphy Halliburton

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ISBN-13: 9781315424279
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/17/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 232
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Murphy Halliburton is a tenured assistant professor in the Graduate Center and Department of Anthropology, Queens College CUNY. He has published in leading journals including American Anthropologist, Transcultural Psychiatry, Global Public Health, and Medical Anthropology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

1 Introduction 11

2 Three Therapies of South India 41

3 Lives and Problems 91

4 Experiencing the World from Body to Atman 139

5 Cooling Mudpacks: The Aesthetic Quality of Therapy 159

6 Conclusion: Pleasure, Health and Speed 195

Appendix A Semi-Structured Interview Questions 205

References 207

Index 223

About the Author 231

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