Plural medicine, tradition and modernity, 1800-2000


Ernst, Waltraud (ed.) (2002) Plural medicine, tradition and modernity, 1800-2000, London, UK; New York, USA, Routledge, 272pp. (Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine, 13).

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Research into 'colonial' or 'imperial' medicine has made considerable progress in recent years, whilst the study of what is usually referred to as 'indigenous' or 'folk' medicine in colonized societies has received much less attention. This book redresses the balance by bringing together current critical research into medical pluralism during the last two centuries. It includes a rich selection of historical, anthropological and sociological case-studies that cover many different parts of the globe, ranging from New Zealand to Africa, China, South Asia, Europe and the USA.

Contents:

1. Waltraud Ernst Plural Medicine, Tradition and Modernity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives: Views from Below and from Above

2. James Bradley Medicine on the Margins? Hydropathy and Orthodoxy in Britain, 1840-60

3. David Arnold and Sumit Sarkar In Search of Rational Remedies: Homoeopathy in Nineteenth-Century Bengal

4. Claudia Liebeskind Arguing Science: Unani Tibb, Hakims and Biomedicine in India, 1900-1950

5. Walter Bruchhausen and Volker Roelcke Categorizing 'African Medicine': the German Discourse on East African Healing Practices, 1885-1918

6. Ria Reis Medical Pluralism and the Bounding of Traditional Healing in Swaziland

7. Anne Digby and Helen Sweet Nurses as Culture Brokers in Twentieth-Century South Africa

8. Volker Scheid Kexue and Guanxixue Plurality, Tradition and Modernity in Contemporary Chinese Medicine

9. Patricia Laing Spirituality, Belief and Knowledge: Reflections on Constructions of Maori Healing

10. Kate Reed Local-Global Spaces of Health: British South Asian Mothers and Medical Pluralism

11. Maarten Bode Indian Indigenous Pharmaceuticals: Tradition, Modernity and Nature

12. Michael Hardey Health for Sale: Quackery, Consumerism and the Internet

13. Ned Vankevich Limiting Pluralism: Medical Scientism, Quackery and the Internet

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0415231221 (hardback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D880 Developing Countries
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 12187
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2005
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:03
Publisher: Routledge
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12187

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