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Author Harvey, T. S., 1972-
Title Wellness beyond words : Maya compositions of speech and silence in medical care / T. S. Harvey
Imprint Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2013
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  PM3361 .H39 2013    AVAILABLE    30520020771508
Descript xii, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-240) and index
"This anthropological account of Maya language use in health care in highland Guatemala explores some of the cultural and linguistic factors that can complicate communication in the practice of medicine. Bringing together the analytical tools of linguistic and medical anthropology, T. S. Harvey offers a rare comparative glimpse into Maya intra-cultural therapeutic and cross-cultural biomedical interactions"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Mayan languages -- Guatemala
Language and medicine -- Guatemala
Oral communication -- Guatemala
Anthropological linguistics -- Guatemala
Mayas -- Languages
Guatemala -- Social conditions
Guatemala -- Public health
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