Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Bodies, Therapies, Senses (BOK)

Ruth Barcan

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Alternative therapies, once the province of the hippie counterculture, are now a mainstream phenomenon. But they are more than a medical and economic sensation. At once spiritual and bodily, medical and recreational, they are an enormously popular cultural practice bound up with the pleasure-seeking drive of consumer culture as well as with spiritual and neo-liberal values. Complementary and Alternative Medicine critically examines this phenomenon - which some denounce as the triumph of superstition over reason - by asking practitioners themselves what makes these therapies so appealing. Drawing on a wealth of interviews with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners as well as on the author's longstanding participation in CAM culture, the book provides a much needed look from both the inside and the outside of the CAM phenomenon. This book is essential reading for students and scholars of cultural studies, anthropology, sensory studies and sociology.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Ruth Barcan
Forlag
Berg Publishers
ISBN 9781845207434
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,2cm
Vekt 422 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Complementary medicine, Medical sociology