Medical Anthropology: Tradition and Change
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- Author :B.V. SHARMA
- Year of Publication :2017
- ISBN: :9789351252528
- Language: :English
- Binding: :Hard Bound
- No of Pages: XXVI, 190
- Size: 23 cms
- Categories: Anthropology, Health, Scheduled Castes and Schduled Tribes, Tribal
About the Book :
The essays in the book covered aspects of Tradition and Change. The aspect of tradition largely referred to illness etiologies, utilization of services of healers and other traditional health care service providers. Change is referred to the ‘changed logic’ and ‘conflicting logic’ to change.
The themes selected for study are traditional, but what is apparent is that the effort to approach them is different. The book covers a range of topics and questions: How illness and suffering are seen as consequences of social disruptions? How decisions to seek cure from healers and sorcerers are seen as ‘rational’ and ‘appropriate’? How do we understand the politics of medicine? What are the determinants of Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) models in Reproductive Child Health (RCH)? How to understand the community system of risk classification in anaemia? What matters in case of breast cancer in regard to body image?
About Author :
B.V. Sharma is a trained Anthropologist with research interests in Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Education and Community Participation in Development. He obtained his Master’s Degree from University of Pune and M.Phil. and Ph.D. Degrees from University of Hyderabad. Currently he is associated with the Department of Anthropology at University of Hyderabad. He teaches Medical Anthropology to the students of Masters programme in Anthropology and to the students of Master of Public Health in the University of Hyderabad.
Besides publishing and guiding many students in the areas of his interest for M.Phil. and Ph.D. Degree, Prof. Sharma conducted research projects for several International bodies like W.H.O. (Geneva & New Delhi), World Bank (New Delhi), DFIDI (New Delhi) and F.A.O. (Rome). He is currently working on ‘Production and social distribution of ethnomedical knowledge’, ‘Uniformity and divergence in ethnomedical treatment’, ‘Therapy Management in Chronic Illnesses’ and ‘Internet use and health decision making’