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From the Fat of Our Souls: Social Change, Political Proces

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From the Fat of Our Souls offers a revealing new perspective on medicine, and the reasons for choosing or combining indigenous and cosmopolitan medical systems, in the Andean highlands. Closely observing the dialogue that surrounds medicine and medical care among Indians and Mestizos, Catholics and Protestants, peasants and professionals in the rural town of Kachitu, Libbet Crandon-Malamud finds that medical choice is based not on medical efficacy but on political concerns. Through the primary resource of medicine, people have access to secondary resources, the principal one being social mobility. This investigation of medical pluralism is also a history of class formation and the fluidity of both medical theory and social identity in highland Bolivia, and it is told through the often heartrending, often hilarious stories of the people who live there.

About the Author

Libbet Crandon-Malamud is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Columbia University and Director of Gender Studies, University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520084308
Author:
Crandon-Malamud, Libbet
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Crandon-Malamud, Libbet
Subject:
General
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
South American
Subject:
Bolivia
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care
Series Volume:
26
Publication Date:
19931231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 14 oz

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