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ISBN: 9781845208028 - The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine
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The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine

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Anamaria Iosif Ross

ISBN: 9781845208028
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Berg Publishers

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The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine is a concise yet wide-ranging exploration of the cultural underpinnings of non-biomedical healing.






Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. -- E. Wellin, emeritus, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee CHOICE In recognising that the label of alternative medicine has a multiplicity of meanings, Ross maintains that what constitutes alternative medicine is relative in that 'what is deemed alternative at a particular time and place is often a mainstream practice in another time and place' (p. 5) ... Chapters 2-4 constitute a tour d'force of numerous alternative medical systems around the world ... her readable book has the potential to serve as an excellent supplementary textbook in an introductory medical anthropology course or a course on medical pluralism. -- Hans Baer The Australian Journal of Anthropology [2013; 24(2): 220-221] This author helps us explore the meanings of practices, whether they be traditional or orthodox ... Highly recommended for students of anthropology, sociology ... courses. www.fidelius-reviews.blogspot.co.uk/ The book is a tour de force of 'facts' interwoven with narratives on diverse traditions and therapies within the field of alternative medicine ... I would recommend, 'sit back and go with the flow' and this slim volume will generate new thoughts and topics for discussion, regardless of your discipline or experience. -- Dr Fionagh Thomson, Durham University, UK www.centreformedicalhumanities.org Mentioned in Anthropological Notebooks

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