Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology

  • Daughters of Hariti

    Childbirth and Female Healers in South and Southeast Asia

    Edited by Santi Rozario, Geoffrey Samuel

    Hariti is the ancient Indian goddess of childbirth and women healers, known at one time throughout South and Southeast Asia from India to Nepal and Bali. Daughters of Hariti looks at her 'daughters' today, female midwives and healers in many different cultures across the region. It also traces the…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
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    Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology

  • Worlds of Psychotic People

    Wanderers, 'Bricoleurs' and Strategists

    By Els van Dongen

    Worlds of Psychotic People brings a fresh twenty-first century voice to the lives of those with serious psychological disorders, focusing on the manner in which psychiatric patients experience their subjective worlds. Based on ethnographic research gathered at the psychiatric hospital of Saint…

    Paperback – 2013-03-22
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    Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology

  • Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems

    Edited by James M. Wilce Jr.

    Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems introduces a provocative new hypothesis in medico-social theory - the theory that immunity and disease are in part socially constituted. It argues that immune systems function not just as biological entities but also as symbolic concepts charged with…

    Paperback – 2003-04-03
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    Theory and Practice in Medical Anthropology