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Author Craig, David, 1961-

Title Familiar medicine : everyday health knowledge and practice in today's Vietnam / David Craig
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 287 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Place -- 2. North, South, East, and West: Cultural Formations of Vietnamese Medicine -- 3. An Ethnography of Health and Illness in Northern Vietnam -- 4. Traditional Household Medicine -- 5. Familiar Medicine: Antibiotics in Market and Culture -- 6. The Patterning of Medical Choices -- 7. Local and Global Pharmacy Governance: The King's Law Stops at the Village Gate?
Summary Annotation "One of the first medical ethnographies to be written on contemporary Vietnam, Familiar Medicine examines the practical ways in which people of the Red River Delta make sense of their bodies, illness, and medicine. Traditional knowledge and practices have persisted but are now expressed through and alongside global medical knowledge and commodities. Western medicine has been eagerly adopted and incorporated into everyday life in Vietnam, but not entirely on its own terms." "David Craig addresses a range of contemporary fascinations in medical anthropology and the sociology of health and illness: from the trafficking of medical commodities and ideas under globalization to the hybridization of local cultural formations, knowledge, and practices. His book will be required reading for international workers in health and development in Vietnam and a rich resource for courses in cultural geography, anthropology medical sociology, regional studies, and public and international health."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-280) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Ethnobotany -- Vietnam -- Red River Delta.
Materia medica -- Vietnam -- Red River Delta.
Public health -- Vietnam -- Red River Delta.
Traditional medicine -- Vietnam -- Red River Delta.
Anti-Bacterial Agents -- therapeutic use.
Materia Medica.
Medicine, East Asian Traditional.
Self Medication.
Red River Delta (Vietnam) -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001058300
ISBN 0585463565 (electronic bk.)
0824824741 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780585463568 (electronic bk.)
9780824824747 (cloth ; alk. paper)