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Diagnostic Fluidity: Working with Uncertainty and Mutability

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Book Series: Antropologia Mèdica ISBN: 9788484246633 Year: Pages: 260 DOI: 10.17345/9788484246633 Language: English
Publisher: Publicacions Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Anthropology
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Diagnostic procedures are emblematic of medical work. Scholars in the field of social studies of medicine identify diverse dimensions of diagnosis that point to controversies, processual qualities and contested evidence. In this anthology, diagnostic fluidity is seen to permeate diagnostic work in a wide range of contexts, from medical interactions in the clinic, domestic settings and other relations of affective work, to organizational structures, and in historical developments. The contributors demonstrate, each in their own way, how different agents ‘do diagnosis’, highlighting the multi-faceted elements of uncertainty and mutability integral to diagnostic work. At the same time, the contributors also show how in ‘doing diagnosis’ enactments of subjectivities, representations of cultural imaginaries, bodily processes, and socio-cultural changes contribute to configuring diagnostic fluidity in significant ways.

Of Bodies and Symptoms. Anthropological Perspectives on their Social and Medical Treatment

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Book Series: Antropologia Mèdica ISBN: 9788484244578 Year: Pages: 303 Language: English
Publisher: Publicacions Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Anthropology
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The question of the social treatment of the body and its transformations emerges in relation to issues of varying types (economic, therapeutic, ideological, cultural, aesthetic commercial, technical). This book examines the various ways of managing bodily symptoms or transformations and the social stakes and systems of knowledge which relate to them, both on the medical and social level. The contributions provide analyses that concern a broad range of countries. Through the themes it tackles and the subjects it examines, this book reveals both the universal nature of the questions it asks, and the evolution of the objects and approaches of anthropology itself.

Ayahuasca: Between Cognition and Culture

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Book Series: Antropologia Mèdica ISBN: 9788484248347 Year: Pages: 294 Language: English
Publisher: Publicacions Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Subject: Anthropology --- Religion
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This book summarizes Ismael Apud’s ethnographic research in the field of ayahuasca, conducted in Latin America and Catalonia over a period of 10 years. To analyze the variety of ayahuasca spiritual practices and beliefs, the author combines different approaches, including medical anthropology, cognitive science of religion, history of science, and religious studies. Ismael Apud is a psychologist and anthropologist from Uruguay, with a PhD in Anthropology at Universitat Rovira i Virgili.

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