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By Christine Greenway, Joan D. Koss-Chioino, Thomas Leatherman, June Nash City College of New York USA

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Clinical Pluralism within the Andes is the 1st significant choice of anthropological techniques to wellbeing and fitness within the Andes for over 20 years. Written in tribute to Libbet Crandon Malamuds pioneering paintings on Andean medication, this readable, greatly illustrated and instructive publication displays the range of ways in clinical anthropology that experience developed up to now twenty years. shooting the intricacies of future health perform in the context of Andean social heritage, cultural culture, group and folklore, this can be a outstanding and intimate chronicle of Andean tradition and lifestyle, for you to allure throughout a variety of readers, from specialist anthropologists to these attracted to replacement medications.

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On reflection, I think that this was the reason that she did not allow herself to become vulnerable to illness; she did not allow herself to focus on the possibility of illness, how she became ill or what she did about it (given the two incidents she mentions in passing and the occurrence of hepatitis in La Paz when she left the field). This lacuna strongly contrasts with her openness about how she responded and behaved in the extreme situations she labels as “embarrassing,” such as being forced to feed participants when they would not talk with her, or her description of the time she and her dog disrupted a funeral service.

Despite numerous personal reflections on fieldwork by anthropologists over the last several decades, few seem to approach a satisfactory answer to these questions despite long exegesis on their feelings and experiences while in the field. Is this because it is still not considered fully legitimate in academia (or anthropology) for ethnographers to publically reflect on their personal motives and actions? Or is it due to the current negative reaction by many anthropologists to the excesses of post-modern writing style?

33 Bastien and Donahue, Health in the Andes, p. 1. 34 Kathryn S. Oths, “Assessing variation in health status in the Andes: a biocultural model,” Social Science and Medicine, 1998, 47(8): 1017–30. 35 Laurie J. Price, “In the shadow of biomedicine: self medication in two Ecuadorian pharmacies,” Social Science and Medicine, 1989, 28(9): 905–15. 36 Ann Miles, “Science, nature and tradition: the mass-marketing of natural medicines in urban Ecuador,” Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 1998, 12(2): 206–25.

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