Remembering to Live

Remembering to Live

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Sasaks, a people of the Indonesian archipelago, cope with one of the country's worst health records by employing various medical traditions, including their own secret ethnomedical knowledge. But anxiety, in the presence and absence of illness, profoundly shapes the ways Sasaks use healing and knowledge. Hay addresses complex questions regarding cultural models, agency, and other relationships to conclude that the ethnomedical knowledge they use to cope with their illnesses ironically inhibits improvements in their health care. M. Cameron Hay is a NSF Advance Fellow and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Center for Culture and Health.Peasantry inscribes itself on bodies by building welts on the backs of mena#39;s necks, by making feet hard and splayed, by adding leathery pads to hands, and by ... They idealized the soft, clean hands with long nails of those who work in offices.

Title:Remembering to Live
Author:M. Hay
Publisher:University of Michigan Press - 2010-02-05


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