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New cures, old medicines : women and the commercialization of traditional medicine in Bolivia

Author: Lynn Sikkink
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth Pub Co, ©2010
Series: Case studies in cultural anthropology
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Sikkink
ISBN: 9780495837114 0495837113
OCLC Number: 488510819
Description: xiv, 194 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. ANDEAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINES IN RURAL SETTINGS AND COMMUNITY EXCHANGE NETWORKS. Introduction --
Setting and Environment --
A Brief Introduction to Andean Medicine --
Bolivian Language and Ethnicity --
Fieldwork and Research Methodology --
Summary --
2. TRADITIONAL MEDICINES IN NEW CONTEXTS: OLD CULTURAL PRACTICES IN NEW VENUES. Introduction --
The Hot and Cold System in Traditional Healing and Exchange --
Traditional Medicines, Commerce, and Change --
Healing in the City: A Traditional Medicine Practice --
Summary --
3. WOMEN'S ROLES IN ANDEAN MARKETPLACES: SHOPPING IN THE ANDES. Introduction --
Cochabamba's La Cancha: Tarzan in the Marketplace --
The Marketplace as a Crossroads --
Gender and the Marketplace --
The Informal Economic Sector --
Summary --
4. MARKETING MEDICINES IN-RURAL BOLIVIA: SAN PEDRO DE CONDO. Traditional Medicines as Communal Resources: Where Herbal Remedies Come From --
San Pedro de Condo: A Village of Entrepreneurs --
Sense of Place: Traditional Medicines and the Local Geography --
A Trajectory from Rural Home to Regional Marketplace --
Traditional Medicine Exchange at Home in San Pedro de Condo --
Summary --
5. SELLING MEDICINES AT CONDO'S REGIONAL MARKETPLACES: HUARI, CHALLAPATA, AND ORURO. The Huari Fair: From Colonial Fair to Regional Market --
The Challapata Fair: The "New" Regional Marketplace --
Between Field and City: Oruro Vendors of Traditional Medicines --
Summary --
6. BOLIVIAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINES AND URBAN COMMERCIALIZATION: MEDICINE VENDROS IN COCHABAMBA. Introduction: From Love Charms to Medicinal Teas --
The Cochabamba Marketplace: Layout and History --
Vendors and Their Medicinal Wares --
Rural-Urban Interfaces: Marketwomen and Medicinal Wares --
Healing and the Morality of Marketplace Exchange --
Summary. 7. COCA, COCA MEDICINES, AND THE DILEMMA OF COCA IN THE ANDES AND BEYOND. Introduction: Coca as Drug/Coca as Sacred --
Coca in the Andean Countryside: Traditional Uses of Coca --
Coca Medicines in Bolivia --
Coca Wine --
From Coca Wine to Coca-Cola --
Coke versus Coca: Origin Myths --
Coca Medicines and Changing Perceptions of Health --
Coca Production and Coca Eradication --
Summary --
8. NATURAL MEDICINE AND NATUROPATHS IN BOLIVIA: A NEW TWIST ON TRADITIONAL MEDICINE. Naturismo and Naturistas in Contemporary Bolivia --
Commerce and Healing: The Marketplace Services of a Natural Medicine Doctor --
Dragon's Blood, Commercialization, and Naturismo --
Wilson: New Opportunities in the City --
Maribel: From Q'uwera to Naturista --
From Pharmacy to Traditional Medicine Cottage Industry: Aleph --
Summary --
9. TRADITIONAL MEDICINES AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. Introduction: A Case of Conflicting Claims --
Wira-Wira and Traditional Medicines as Common Resources --
Biotechnology Firms versus the Rights of Prior Use: Patents and Problems --
Potential Solutions --
Summary --
10. EPILOGUE: THE FUTURE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINES IN BOLIVIA.
Series Title: Case studies in cultural anthropology
Responsibility: Lynn Sikkink

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