Cambodians And Their Doctors: A Medical Anthropology Of Colonial And Post-Colonial Cambodia


by Ovesen, Jan; Ing-Britt Trankell

Cambodians And Their Doctors: A Medical Anthropology Of Colonial And Post-Colonial Cambodia

Price:  US$35.93   (SGD49.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 301 pages
Published:  2010, Denmark, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9788776940584
SB#:  049121 (160)

About This Book

Historical anthropology and contemporary ethnography blend in this study of medicine in Cambodia. Recent field work and archival material have been brought together to enable understanding of today's intertwining of indigenous Khmer beliefs and practices and the continuing medical and health framework introduced by the French colonial governments. Among the many subjects explored and assessed are: the "Socialist Health" activity during the Khmer Rouge regime; policies, practices and beliefs associated with leprosy; the medicalization of and traditional approaches to motherhood; contemporary usages and expectations of private and state medical services and also pharmaceuticals; the disconnected ways of foreign NGOs; and contemporary healthcare resources. With source list, bibliography, black-and-white photographs and index.


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