Asymmetrical Conversations: Contestations, Circumventions, and the Blurring of Therapeutic Boundaries

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...

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Contributors: Naraindas, Harish (herausgeberin, Editor) ; Quack, Johannes (herausgeberin, Editor) ; Sax, William S. (herausgeberin, Editor)
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Published: New York, NY [publisher not identified] 2014
Edition:1st edition
Series/Journal:Epistemologies of Healing 14
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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 studies from India, the South Asian Diaspora, and Europe, focusing on relations between body, mind, and spirit in a variety of situations. The result is not always the "live and let live" medical pluralism that is described in the literature
Introduction: Entangled Epistemes -- Harish Naraindas, Johannes Quack & William Sax -- -- Chapter 1. Medicines of the Imagination: Cultural Phenomenology, Medical Pluralism and the Persistence of Mind-Body Dualism -- Laurence J. Kirmayer -- -- Chapter 2. Porous Dividuals? Complying to a Healing Temple (Balaji) and a Psychiatric Out-patient Department (OPD) -- Johannes Quack -- -- Chapter 3. Medical Individualism and the Dividual Person -- Francis Zimmermann -- -- Chapter 4. My Vaidya and my Gynecologist: Agency, Authority and Risk in Quest of a Child -- Harish Naraindas -- -- Chapter 5. Davaa and Duaa: Negotiating Psychiatry and Ritual Healing of Madness -- Helene Basu -- -- Chapter 6. A Healing Practice in Kerala -- William Sax and Hari Bhaskar -- -- Chapter 7. Ayurveda in Britain: The Twin Imperatives of Professionalisation and Spiritual Seeking -- Maya Warrier -- -- Notes on Contributors --
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ISBN:1782383093