Translating ‘Asian’ modes of healing and biomedicine

Sleeboom-Faulkner, Margaret (2015) Translating ‘Asian’ modes of healing and biomedicine. Medical Anthropology, 34 (6). pp. 572-585. ISSN 0145-9740

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This review article discusses the ‘translation of Asian modes of healing and medicine’ in six recently published books by raising seven questions. They serve both to review the volumes and to ask how we have moved from understanding systems of healing in terms of tradition and modernity, science and nonscience, globalization and locality, innovation and cultural heritage, to translating them in terms of assemblages, products, modes of resistance, social (dis-)harmony, and ecological balance. The questions span subjects ranging from the meaning of ‘Asian’ in Asian modes of healing, the object of healing and classifications of systems of healing to their relation with ‘biomedicine,’ modernization and the state, the extents to which communities share healing tradition, and their existential meaning in context.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Depositing User: Nadya Herrera Catalan
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 09:04
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 09:04
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