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Ayurvedic medicine in Britain and the epistemology of practicing medicine in "good faith"

Newcombe, Suzanne (2008) Ayurvedic medicine in Britain and the epistemology of practicing medicine in "good faith". In: Wujastyk, Dagmar and Smith, Frederick M., (eds.) Modern and Global Ayurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms. State University of New York Press, Albany, USA, pp. 257-284. ISBN 9780791474891

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Abstract

Modern and Global Ayurveda provides an overview of the relatively recent history of Ayurveda in its modern and globalized forms. One of the traditional medical systems originating on the Indian subcontinent, Ayurveda is fast becoming a transnational phenomenon. Contributors to this volume include both scholars and practitioners of Ayurveda. The wide range of perspectives they offer include the philosophical, anthropological, sociopolitical, economic, biomedical, and pharmacological. Issues such as the ideological clashes between “classical” and “modernized” Ayurveda, the “export” of Ayurvedic medical lore to Western countries, and the possible “reimport” of its adapted and reinterpreted contents are covered and prove particularly relevant to contemporary discussion on the integration of complementary and alternative health care...

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.sunypress.edu/default.aspx
Additional Information: © 20087 State University of New York
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Sets: Research centres and groups > INFORM (Information Network Focus on Religious Movements)
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 12:42
Last Modified: 16 May 2020 23:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53796

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