Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia

Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia

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Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia brings together top international scholars from a range of social science disciplines to critically explore the interplay of local cultural and religious practices in the delivery and experiences of health in South Asia. This groundbreaking text provides much needed insight into the relationships between health, culture, community, livelihood, and the nation-state, and in particular, the recent struggles of disadvantaged groups to gain access to health care in South Asia. The book brings together anthropologists, sociologists, economists, health researchers and development specialists to provide the reader with an interdisciplinary approach to the study of South Asian health and a comprehensive understanding of cutting edge research in this area. Addressing key issues affecting a range of geographical areas including India, Nepal and Pakistan, this text will be essential reading for students and researchers interested in Asian Studies and for those interested in gaining a better understanding of health in developing countries. This book was published as a special issue of South Asian History and Culture.The first set of essay considers the ways values, ideologies and power relations are reproduced, subverted and ... By drawing on ethnographic material from Tamil Nadu, she argues that the medical encounter in the hospital setting is primarily determined by inter-class dynamics. ... and illnesses derived from the occupational, hygienic and environmental hazards they experience on a daily basis.

Title:Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia
Author:Assa Doron, Alex Broom
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-09-13


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