Anthropology and International Health

South Asian Case Studies

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ISBN: 978-0-7923-0158-5 (Print) 978-94-009-2231-0 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-4

      Introduction

  3. Ethnophysiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5

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      Pages 7-29

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

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      Pages 30-56

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

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      Pages 57-82

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

  4. Illness Ethnographies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-84

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      Pages 85-123

      The Language of Illness, Contagion and Symptom Reporting

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      Pages 124-155

      Cultural Interpretations of States of Malnutrition Among Children: A South Indian Case Study

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      Pages 156-184

      From Aralu to Ors: Sinhalese Perceptions of Digestion, Diarrhea, and Dehydration

  5. Medications, Meaning, and Pharmaceutical Practice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 185-185

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      Pages 187-213

      Lay Perceptions of Medicine: A South Indian Case Study

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      Pages 214-232

      Paying for What Ails You: Sociocultural Issues Influencing the Ways and Means of Therapy Payment in South India

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      Pages 233-277

      Pharmaceuticals, Health Commodification, and Social Relations: Ramifications for Primary Health Care

  6. Health Education

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 279-279

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      Pages 281-286

      Drink Boiled Water: A Cultural Analysis of a Health Education Message

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      Pages 287-306

      Education by Appropriate Analogy

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      Pages 307-308

      Epilogue

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 309-314