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Author Naraindas, Harish
Title Asymmetrical Conversations : Contestations, Circumventions, and the Blurring of Therapeutic Boundaries
Imprint New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2014
©2014
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (276 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Epistemologies of Healing Ser. ; v.14
Epistemologies of Healing Ser
Note Intro -- TOC -- Introduction -- Chapter One -- Chapter Two -- Chapter Three -- Chapter Four -- Chapter Five -- Chapter Six -- Chapter Seven -- Contributors -- Index
Ideas about health are reinforced by institutions and their corresponding practices, such as donning a patient's gown in a hospital or prostrating before a healing shrine. Even though we are socialized into regarding such ideologies as "natural" and unproblematic, we sometimes seek to bypass, circumvent, or even transcend the dominant ideologies of our cultures as they are manifested in the institutions of health care. The contributors to this volume describe such contestations and circumventions of health ideologies, and the blurring of therapeutic boundaries, on the basis of case studies from India, the South Asian Diaspora, and Europe, focusing on relations between body, mind, and spirit in a variety of situations. The result is not always the "live and let live" medical pluralism that is described in the literature
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Naraindas, Harish Asymmetrical Conversations : Contestations, Circumventions, and the Blurring of Therapeutic Boundaries New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated,c2014 9781782383086
Subject Mental healing.;Medicine, Ayurvedic.;Spiritual healing
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Alt Author Quack, Johannes
Sax, William S
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