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Author Naraindas, Harish.

Title Asymmetrical Conversations : Contestations, Circumventions, and the Blurring of Therapeutic Boundaries
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (276 pages)
Series Epistemologies of Healing ; v. 14
Epistemologies of healing.
Contents Chapter One: Medicines of the Imagination : Cultural Phenomenology, Medical Pluralism, and the Persistence of Mind-Body Dualism -- Chapter Two: Porous Dividuals? : Complying to a Healing Temple (Balaji) and a Psychiatric Out-Patient Department (OPD) -- Chapter Three: Medical Individualism : and the Dividual -- Chapter Four: My Vaidya and My Gynecologist : Agency, Authority, and Risk in Quest of a Child -- Chapter Five: Davā and Duā : Negotiating Psychiatry and Ritual Healing of Madness -- Chapter Six: A Healing Practice in Kerala -- Chapter Seven: Ayurveda in Britain : The Twin Imperatives of Professionalization and Spiritual Seeking
Summary 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 studie
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource (EBSCO, viewed on September 17, 2014)
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Subject Medicine, Ayurvedic.
Mind and body.
Spiritual healing.
Form Electronic book
Author Quack, Johannes.
Sax, William Sturman, 1957-
ISBN 1782383093 (electronic bk.)
9781782383093 (electronic bk.)