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Title Folk healing and health care practices in Britain and Ireland : stethoscopes, wands, and crystals / edited by Ronnie Moore and Stuart McClean
Published New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2010
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Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
Series Epistomologies of Healing, vol. 8
Epistomologies of Healing, vol. 8
Contents Folk Healing and Health Care Practices in Britain and Ireland; Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1-Introduction; Chapter 2-Folk Healing and a Post-scientific World; Chapter 3-The Medical Marketplace and Medical Tradition; Chapter 4-Folk Healing in Rural Wales; Chapter 5-A General Practice, A Country Practice; Chapter 6-Rescuing Folk Remedies; Chapter 7-Crystal and Spiritual Healing in Northern England; Chapter 8-Medical Pluralism in the Republic of Ireland; Chapter 9-Born To It and Then Pushed Out of It; Chapter 10-Beyond Legislation; Chapter 11-Epilogue; Notes on Contributors; Index
Summary Folk, alternative and complementary health care practices in contemporary Western society are currently experiencing a renaissance, albeit with features that are unique to this historical moment. At the same time biomedicine is under scrutiny, experiencing a number of distinct and multifaceted crises. In this volume the authors draw together cutting edge cross-cultural, interdisciplinary research in Britain and Ireland, focusing on exploring the role and significance of healing practices in diverse local contexts, such as the use of crystals, herbs, cures and charms, potions and lotions. Ronni
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Alternative medicine -- Great Britain.
Alternative medicine -- Ireland.
Healing -- Great Britain.
Healing -- Ireland.
Traditional medicine -- Ireland -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Traditional medicine -- Great Britain -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Medicine, Traditional -- history.
Medicine, Traditional -- methods.
Spiritual Therapies -- history.
Spiritual Therapies -- methods.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form Prescriptions, formulae, receipts, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author McClean, Stuart.
Moore, Ronnie (Ronald George)
ISBN 1845456726 (hardback ;) (alk. paper)
9781845456726 (hardback ;) (alk. paper)