Culture, Illness and Healing

Anthropology and International Health

South Asian Case Studies

Authors: Nichter, M.

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In this book I present a series of eleven essays written between 1978 and 1987 on subjects relevant to the anthropology of health and international health. The issues addressed in these essays were investigated during 38 months of fieldwork in rural southwest peninsular India (197 4-86) and 15 months of fieldwork in southwest Sri Lanka (1983-84 ). ;During various periods of this time I conducted ethnographic fieldwork, explored the feasibility of participatory community research, facilitated the development of a postgraduate health education training program, and served as a consultant to various international health organizations. The essays document my ongoing attempts to integrate academic interests in the anthropology of health with applications of anthropology for international health and development. The volume is divided into four sections structured around the themes of: ethnophysiology, illness ethnography, pharmaceutical related behavior, and health communication. Included are studies of fertility and pregnancy (Chapters 1 and 2), states of malnutrition and approaches to nutrition education (Chapters 5 and 11 ), diarrheal disease and water boiling behavior (Chapters 6 and 1 0), and lay perceptions of fertility control methods and medicines (Chapters 3 and 7). Emerging from these studies is a recognition that perceptions of ethnophysiology and contingent health concerns signifi­ cantly influence health behavior and the use as well as demand for traditional and modern health resources.

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`This book can be ... recommended for all concerned with a wider vision of international health and primary health care.'
N. Cohen, Lancet, November 1989

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nichter, Mark

    Pages 1-4

  • Cultural Notions of Fertility in South Asia and their Impact on Sri Lankan Family Planning Practices

    Nichter, Mark

    Pages 7-29

  • The Ethnophysiology and Folk Dietetics of Pregnancy: A Case Study from South India

    Nichter, Mark

    Pages 30-56

  • Modern Methods of Fertility Regulation: When and for Whom are they Appropriate?

    Nichter, Mark

    Pages 57-82

  • The Language of Illness, Contagion and Symptom Reporting

    Nichter, Mark

    Pages 85-123

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anthropology and International Health
Book Subtitle
South Asian Case Studies
Authors
Series Title
Culture, Illness and Healing
Series Volume
15
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2231-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2231-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0005-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0158-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 314
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