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Traveling cultures and plants : the ethnobiology and ethnopharmacy of human migrations

Author: Andrea Pieroni; Ina Vandebroek
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2009.
Series: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The tremendous increase in migrations and diasporas of human groups in the last decades are bringing along challenging issues for society, especially related to the economic and political management  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Pieroni; Ina Vandebroek
ISBN: 9781845456795 1845456793 9781845453732 1845453735
OCLC Number: 642838162
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: ix, 283 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Tables and Figures Introduction Chapter 1. Medicinal Plants and Cultural Variation across Dominican Rural, Urban, and Transnational Landscapes Andreana L. Ososki, Michael J. Balick, and Douglas C. Daly Chapter 2. Use of Medicinal Plants by Dominican Immigrants in New York City for the Treatment of Common Health Conditions: A Comparative Analysis with Literature Data from the Dominican Republic Ina Vandebroek, Michael J. Balick, Jolene Yukes, Levenia Duran, Fredi Kronenberg, Christine Wade, Andreana L. Ososki, Linda Cushman, Rafael Lantigua, Miriam Mejia and Lionel Robineau Chapter 3. Between Bellyaches and Lucky Charms: Revealing Latinos' Plant-Healing Knowledge and Practices in New York City Anahi Viladrich Chapter 4. The Changing Scene of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Strategies Due to Migration of Indians from the Asian Subcontinent to the United States Usha R. Palaniswamy Chapter 5. Use of Traditional Herbal Remedies by Thai Immigrant Women in Sweden Pranee C. Lundberg Chapter 6. Medicinal Plant Use by Surinamese Immigrants in Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Results of a Pilot Market Survey Tinde van Andel and Charlotte van 't Klooster Chapter 7. The Use of Home Remedies for Health Care and Well-Being by Spanish-Speaking Latino Immigrants in London: A Reflection on Acculturation Melissa Ceuterick, Ina Vandebroek, Bren Torry and Andrea Pieroni Chapter 8. Hackney's "Ethnic Economy" Revisited: Local Food Culture, Ethnic "Purity", and the Politico-Historical Articulation of Kurdish Identity Sarah Keeler Chapter 9. A Strange Drug in a Strange Land Neil Carrier Chapter 10. Traditional Health Care and Food and Medicinal Plant Use Among Historic Albanian Migrants and Italians in Lucania, Southern Italy Cassandra L. Quave and Andrea Pieroni Chapter 11. Plant Knowledge as Indicator of Historical Cultural Contacts: Tanning in the Atlantic Fringe Ingvar Svanberg Chapter 12. Procurement of Traditional Remedies and Transmission of Medicinal Knowledge among Sahrawi People Displaced in Southwestern Algerian Refugee Camps Gabriele Volpato, Abdalahe Ahmadi Emhamed, Saleh Mohamed Lamin Saleh, Alessandro Broglia, and Sara di Lello Notes on Contributors Index
Series Title: Studies in environmental anthropology and ethnobiology, v. 7.
Responsibility: edited by Andrea Pieroni and Ina Vandebroek.

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