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Reproduction of Indigenous Knowledge in Plural Cultures: Ayurveda Education in Contemporary India *

Geetha B. Nambissan and S. Srinivasa Rao

in Sociology of Education in India: Changing Contours and Emerging Concerns

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198082866
eISBN:
9780199082254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082866.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines Ayurveda education in India and the reproduction of indigenous knowledge in a pluralist culture. The story of indigenous knowledge systems such as Ayurveda, especially in the ... More


Diagnosis and Management of Asthma in the Medical Marketplace of India: Implications for Efforts to Improve Global Respiratory Health

David Van Sickle

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The increasing burden of asthma in developing countries has emerged as an important challenge to global public health. While international organizations have emphasized the role of guidelines in ... More


Medical Pluralism: Medicina Popular and Medicina Alternativa

Valentina Napolitano

in Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233188
eISBN:
9780520928473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233188.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines medical pluralism and the diverse therapeutic practices that exist parallel to the national health care system in Mexico. It explores how different medical practices coexist and ... More


The Anthropology of Childhood Malaria in Tanzania

Vinay R. Kamat

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Drawing on an ethnographic study, this chapter examines why mothers in Tanzania delay in seeking early diagnosis and treatment at health facilities for their febrile children. It highlights how ... More


Re-Thinking the ‘Medical’ through the Lens of the ‘Indigenous’: Narratives from Mahanubhav Healing Shrines in Maharashtra, India

Shubha Ranganathan

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/9780199486717.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter analyses material from a contemporary anthropological study of women seeking healing in Mahanubhav temples in Maharashtra to explore how the ‘medical’ is invoked in narratives of ... More


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


Good Manufacturing Practices

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/9780520273238.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 4 draws primarily on fieldwork from Kathmandu and Mustang, Nepal, and Qinghai Province, China, focusing on the types of therapeutic encounters that occur in small, private clinics, and how ... More


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