White blood and falling wombs: ethnogynaecology in northeast Thailand

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaternity and Reproductive Health in Asian Societies
EditorsP. Liamputtong Rice, L. Manderson
Place of PublicationAmsterdam Netherlands
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter10
Pages207-225
Number of pages19
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781315078748
ISBN (Print)9057020211, 9789057020216
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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