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Medicine, Rationality and Experience: An Anthropological Perspective

Medicine Rationality and Experience An Anthropological Perspective Biomedicine is often thought to provide a universal scientific account of the human body and illness In this view non Western and folk medical systems are regarded as systems of belief and subtly di

  • Title: Medicine, Rationality and Experience: An Anthropological Perspective
  • Author: Byron J. Good
  • ISBN: 9780521425766
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Biomedicine is often thought to provide a universal, scientific account of the human body and illness In this view, non Western and folk medical systems are regarded as systems of belief and subtly discounted This is an impoverished perspective for understanding illness and healing across cultures, one that neglects many facets of Western medical practice and obscuresBiomedicine is often thought to provide a universal, scientific account of the human body and illness In this view, non Western and folk medical systems are regarded as systems of belief and subtly discounted This is an impoverished perspective for understanding illness and healing across cultures, one that neglects many facets of Western medical practice and obscures its kinship with healing in other traditions Drawing on his research in several American and Middle Eastern medical settings, Professor Good develops a critical, anthropological account of medical knowledge and practice He shows how physicians and healers enter and inhabit distinctive worlds of meaning and experience He explores how stories or illness narratives are joined with bodily experience in shaping and responding to human suffering And he argues that moral and aesthetic considerations are present in routine medical practice as in other forms of healing.

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    1 thought on “Medicine, Rationality and Experience: An Anthropological Perspective

    1. A must read book for people who are interested in medical anthropology or sociology of health and illness.

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