Medical anthropology is fundamentally concerned with the nexus between the body as a physiological entity and as a social entity in relationship to other bodies/society. Scheper-Hughes and Lock (1987:7) have described three perspectives from which we may explore these relationships which they call the "three bodies". Firstly, there is the individual body, the sense of the embodied self as experienced apart from other bodies. The constituent parts of the individual body/ mind/ self, and the ways in which the body is experienced in health and sickness, are highly variable cross-culturally.
|Title of host publication||Maternity and Reproductive Health in Asian Societies|
|Editors||P. Liamputtong Rice, L. Manderson|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam Netherlands|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||9057020211, 9789057020216|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|