Folk, alternative and complementary health care practices in contemporary Western society are currently experiencing a renaissance, albeit with features that are unique to this historical moment. At the same time biomedicine is under scrutiny, experiencing a number of distinct and multifaceted crises. In this volume the authors draw together cutting edge cross-cultural, interdisciplinary research in Britain and Ireland, focusing on exploring the role and significance of healing practices in diverse local contexts, such as the use of crystals, herbs, cures and charms, potions and lotions.
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|Size: ||595 KB|
|Publisher: ||Berghahn Books|
|Date published: || 2010|
|ISBN: ||9781845458423 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|