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Medical Pluralism in the Andes

1st Edition

Edited by Christine Greenway, Joan D. Koss-Chioino, Thomas Leatherman


288 pages

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Medical Pluralism in the Andes is the first major collection of anthropological approaches to health in the Andes for over twenty years. Written in tribute to Libbet Crandon Malamuds pioneering work on Andean medicine, this readable, extensively illustrated and instructive book reflects the diversity of approaches in medical anthropology that have evolved during the past two decades. Capturing the intricacies of health practice within the context of Andean social history, cultural tradition, community and folklore, this is a remarkable and intimate chronicle of Andean culture and everyday life, which will appeal across a wide range of readers, from professional anthropologists to those interested in alternative medicines.


'The great strength of the book, rare in an edited volume, is the coherence at the heart of these collected essays.' - Mountain Research and Development, Vol 24.

'Given the book's inclusion of multifaceted data on the Andes, the text's breadth, and the clear and engaging style in which the essays are written … this text makes good reading for graduate students and undergraduate students alike in anthropology.' - Mountain Research and Development, Vol 24.

About the Author/Editors

Joan Koss-Chioino is Professor of Anthropology and affiliate of the Women's Studies Department at Arizona State University. She is also Visiting Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, Research Professor of Psychology at George Washington University, and author of Women as Healers, Women as Patients (1992) and Working with Latino Youth (1999). Thomas Leatherman is Professor and Chair in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. Christine Greenway is affiliated with the University of Washington.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General