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Medical Anthropology: Studies in the Highlands of Assam / Roy, Babul
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Medical Anthropology: Studies in the Highlands of Assam
Roy, Babul
 
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  Book ID : 38927
  ISBN-10 : 81-8387-506-8 / 8183875068
  ISBN-13 : 978-81-8387-506-6 / 9788183875066
  Place of Publication : Delhi
  Year of Publication : 2012
  Edition : (First Edition)
  Language : English
  viii, 224p., Illus., App., Bib., Index, 23 cm.
   
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CONTENTS:-
1. Introduction.
2. People and Place.
3. Cultural and Behavioural Determinants.
4. Disease, Sickness and Illness.
5. Supernatural Realm and Health Cultural Practices.
6. Traditional Pharmacopoeia.
7. Traditional Medical Practitioners.
8. Medical Pluralism: Healing and Treatment Intervention.
9. Conclusion.
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Anthropological and sociological interests on medical problem ranges from understanding of Ethno-medicine, Cultural perception of health and ailment, Cultural, habitual and behavioral practices influencing the prevalence and spread of diseases, culture specific morbidity, Medical pluralism, Problem with delivery and acceptance/utilization of modern medicines etc. This book presents an in-depth-holistic analysis among the two important tribes, the Dimasa Kacharis and the Zeme Nagas in the highlands of Assam, on health issues involving disease, sickness and illness, their involving cultural practices, traditional system of medicines etc. Medical Anthropology, over the years has emerged as a specialization within Anthropology and various sub-specializations have been developed within it. Major areas of medical anthropological investigation are considered here in holistic investigation of the two communities that to be a significant contribution towards the emergence of a comprehensive methodology in ethnographic study of medical problem. This is, apart from being useful to the public health workers/practitioners in the concerned area, claimed to be an important reference work in Anthropology, Sociology, Medical History, Community Medicine and Public Health, Medical Planning, Tribal Health, Crude Drug Research, Conservation and other related fields of inquiry.
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