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Healing powers and modernity : traditional medicine, shamanism, and science in Asian societies

Author: Linda Connor; Geoffrey Samuel
Publisher: Westport, CT : Bergin & Garvey, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the effects of modernity on traditional healing systems of Asia and interactions between traditional and "Western" medicine.

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Connor and Samuel explore the present state of a range of healing traditions in their Asian locales. The peoples examined include relatively remote populations such as the Iban of Sarawak, the Temiar of Malaysia, and the Sasak of Lomboko, as well as rural South Indians and Malays, the people of South Korea's modern industrial cities, and Tibetans both in Chinese-controlled Tibet and in the refugee settlements of North India.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Connor; Geoffrey Samuel
ISBN: 0897897153 9780897897150
OCLC Number: 43662134
Description: xiii, 283 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Healing powers in contemporary Asia / Linda H. Connor --
Healing in the modern state: Korea, Malaysia, and India. The cultural politics of "superstition" in the Korean Shaman world: modernity constructs its other / Laurel Kendall --
Tradition and change in Malay healing / Carol Laderman --
Modernity and the midwife: contestations over a subaltern figure, South India / Kalpana Ram --
The political ecology of health in India: indigestion as sign and symptom of defective modernization / Mark Nichter --
Healing on the margins: Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. Engaging the spirits of modernity: the Temiars / Marina Roseman --
Presence, efficacy, and politics in healing among the Iban of Sarawak / Amanda Harris --
Sorcery and science as competing models of explanation in a Sasak village / Cynthia L. Hunter --
Medicines and modernities in socialist China: medical pluralism, the state, and Naxi identities in the Lijiang Basin / Sydney D. White --
Healing, power, and identity in Tibetan societies. Tibetan medicine at the crossroads: radical modernity and the social organization of traditional medicine in the Tibet Autonomous Region, China / Craig R. Janes --
Particularizing modernity: Tibetan medical theorizing of women's health in Lhasa, Tibet / Vincanne Adams --
Tibetan medicine in contemporary India: theory and practice / Geoffrey Samuel --
Glossary of Tibetan terms.
Responsibility: edited by Linda H. Connor and Geoffrey Samuel.

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Explores the effects of modernity on traditional healing systems of Asia and interactions between traditional and "Western" medicine.

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Connor and Samuel explore the present state of a range of healing traditions in their Asian locales. The peoples examined include relatively remote populations such as the Iban of Sarawak, the Temiar of Malaysia, and the Sasak of Lomboko, as well as rural South Indians and Malays, the people of South Korea's modern industrial cities, and Tibetans both in Chinese-controlled Tibet and in the refugee settlements of North India.

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