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Medicine, rationality, and experience : an anthropological perspective

Author: Byron J Good
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1995, ©1994.
Series: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

First published in 1993, this book is a comprehensive analysis of the role of cultural factors in the experience of illness, countering the scientific view of folk medicine as superstitious practice.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Byron J Good
ISBN: 052142576X 9780521425766 0521415586 9780521415583
OCLC Number: 233984577
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xvii, 242 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; 1. Medical anthropology and the problem of belief; 2. Illness representations in medical anthropology: a reading of the field; 3. How medicine constructs its objects; 4. Semiotics and the study of medical reality; 5. The body, illness experience, and the lifeworld: a phenomenological account of chronic pain; 6. The narrative representation of illness; 7. Aesthetics, rationality and medical anthropology.
Series Title: Lewis Henry Morgan lectures, 1990.
Responsibility: Byron J. Good.


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