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

Author: Lynn Sikkink
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, ©2010.
Series: Case studies in cultural anthropology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[Publisher-supplied data] In this newest addition to the Case Study in Cultural Anthropology series, anthropologist Lynn Sikkink takes us on a journey into the diverse marketplace settings of Bolivia to explore the practice and meaning of traditional medicine. Through her focus on the collection, processing, distribution, and sale of herbs and medicines at a variety of marketplace venues--from rural to urban,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn Sikkink
ISBN: 9780495837114 0495837113
OCLC Number: 320474787
Description: xiv, 194 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Andean traditional medicines in rural settings and community exchange networks --
Traditional medicines in new contexts: old cultural practices in new venues --
Women's roles in Andean marketplaces: shopping in the Andes --
Marketing medicines in rural Bolivia: San Pedro de Condo --
Selling medicines at Condo's regional marketplaces: Huari, Challapata, and Oruro --
Bolivian traditional medicines and urban commercialization: medicine vendors in Cochabamba --
Coca, coca medicines, and the dilemma of coca in the Andes and beyond --
Natural medicine and naturopaths in Bolivia: a new twist on traditional medicine --
Traditional medicines and intellectual property rights --
The future of traditional medicines in Bolivia.
Series Title: Case studies in cultural anthropology.
Responsibility: Lynn Sikkink.
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Foreword. Preface. 1. ANDEAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINES IN RURAL SETTINGS AND COMMUNITY EXCHANGE NETWORKS. Introduction. Setting and Environment. A Brief Introduction to Andean Medicine. Bolivian Language Read more...

 
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