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Biomedical entanglements : conceptions of personhood in a Papua New Guinea society

Author: Franziska A Herbst
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2017.
Series: Person, space and memory in the contemporary Pacific, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biomedical Entanglements is an ethnographic study of the Giri people of Papua New Guinea, focusing on the indigenous population's interaction with modern medicine. The study bridges medical  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franziska A Herbst
ISBN: 9781785332340 1785332341
OCLC Number: 966215770
Description: xv, 241 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ethnography and the fieldwork setting --
Bunapas health center --
Technologies of disenchantment-medical pluralism through a series of lenses --
The web of care relationships --
Ingenious women-making biomedical reproductive health care meaningful.
Series Title: Person, space and memory in the contemporary Pacific, v. 5.
Responsibility: Franziska A. Herbst.

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