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The Resource Women's health and medical pluralism in India : Ayurveda and allopathy in a changing Andhra Pradesh, by Rachel Owen

Women's health and medical pluralism in India : Ayurveda and allopathy in a changing Andhra Pradesh, by Rachel Owen

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Women's health and medical pluralism in India : Ayurveda and allopathy in a changing Andhra Pradesh
Title
Women's health and medical pluralism in India
Title remainder
Ayurveda and allopathy in a changing Andhra Pradesh
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by Rachel Owen
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Language
eng
Summary
The seemingly successful introduction of Western health views into a Hindu culture has affected politics, personal careers, family traditions, and women's healthcare. Specifically, this research addresses how medical pluralism affects the lives of women in Andhra Pradesh, India. As compared with Ayurveda (traditional Hindu medicine), Western Medicine (referred to here as Allopathy) has gained popularity even though it lacks historical and religious context in Indian culture. Women use Ayurvedic principles in daily life, diet, religious worship, and childcare, as well as healthcare. These practices, which stem from thousands of years of tradition, are carried on in family life by the women, giving Ayurveda cultural significance that Allopathy does not share. Thus Ayurveda survives the competition posed by the 'quick fixes' of Allopathy because it is culturally compatible, time-honored, and upheld traditionally by the women of the society
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UPB
Dissertation note
Honors Thesis--Brigham Young University, 2010.
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
  • theses
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Women's health and medical pluralism in India : Ayurveda and allopathy in a changing Andhra Pradesh, by Rachel Owen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54)
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text
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29 cm
Extent
54 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn887005814
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Women's health and medical pluralism in India : Ayurveda and allopathy in a changing Andhra Pradesh, by Rachel Owen
Production
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
54 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn887005814

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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