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Tibetan Buddhist Narratives of the Forces of Creation

Frances Garrett

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This chapter examines different models of fetal growth in premodern religious and medical Tibetan embryological narratives, which describe causal forces such as karma, the natural elements, the ... More


Introduction

Tatiana Chudakova

in Mixing Medicines: Ecologies of Care in Buddhist Siberia

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294312
eISBN:
9780823297481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294312.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The introduction to the book lays out the primary arguments of the manuscript, grounds it in theoretical debates in anthropology, and details the primary questions and methodological approaches.


The Pulse of an Institution

Sienna R. Craig

in Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapters 1 and 2 describe one day in two ethnographic sites. They show the scope of this ethnography and introduce key characters. They exemplify the book’s central arguments: that efficacy is a ... More


Lineage and Legitimacy

Sienna R. Craig

in Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 2 presents a very different world of Tibetan medicine, operating in an urban Chinese context, within distinct governance structures and possibilities for efficacious practice. This chapter ... More


Therapeutic Encounters

Sienna R. Craig

in Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 3 uses the concepts of lineage and legitimacy to describe how forms of cultural and economic capital are produced through learning Tibetan medicine and through state support and recognition ... More


Absence, Abundance, and Excess: Substances and Sowa Rigpa in Ladakh since the 1960s

Calum Blaikie

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the ways in which changing patterns of materia medica circulation have shaped Sowa Rigpa (Tibetan medicine) pharmacy, practice and social organization in Ladakh since the 1960s. ... More


Conclusion

Sienna R. Craig

in Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 7 recounts the “social life” of zhijé 11, one Tibetan formula, from its mytho-historical creation by a female adept of the dharma in the thirteenth century to its description in Tibetan ... More


Mixing Medicines: Ecologies of Care in Buddhist Siberia

Tatiana Chudakova

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294312
eISBN:
9780823297481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294312.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

After the collapse of state socialism, Russia’s healthcare system, much like the rest of the country’s economic and social sphere, underwent massive restructuring, while the public saw the rise to ... More


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