Complementary and alternative medicine : bodies, therapies, senses

Ruth Barcan

Alternative therapies, once the province of the hippie counterculture, are now a mainstream phenomenon. But they are more than a medical and economic sensation. At once spiritual and bodily, medical and recreational, they are an enormously popular cultural practice bound up with the pleasure-seeking drive of consumer culture as well as with spiritual and neo-liberal values. Complementary and Alternative Medicine critically examines this phenomenon - which some denounce as the triumph of superstition over reason - by asking practitioners themselves what makes these therapies so appealing. Drawing on a wealth of interviews with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners as well as on the author's longstanding participation in CAM culture, the book provides a much needed look from both the inside and the outside of the CAM phenomenon. This book is essential reading for students and scholars of cultural studies, anthropology, sensory studies and sociology.

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Alternative therapies, once the province of the hippie counterculture, are now a mainstream phenomenon. But they are more than a medical and economic sensation. At once spiritual and bodily, medical and recreational, they are an enormously popular cultural practice bound up with the pleasure-seeking drive of consumer culture as well as with spiritual and neo-liberal values. Complementary and Alternative Medicine critically examines this phenomenon - which some denounce as the triumph of superstition over reason - by asking practitioners themselves what makes these therapies so appealing. Drawing on a wealth of interviews with Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) practitioners as well as on the author's longstanding participation in CAM culture, the book provides a much needed look from both the inside and the outside of the CAM phenomenon. This book is essential reading for students and scholars of cultural studies, anthropology, sensory studies and sociology.

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[目次]

  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Vision: The Power of Sight Chapter 3: Sound: Good Vibrations Chapter 4: Touch: Knowing Touch: Bodywork Chapter 5: The Sixth Sense: Intuition Conclusion Bibliography Index

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[目次]

  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Vision: The Power of Sight Chapter 3: Sound: Good Vibrations Chapter 4: Touch: Knowing Touch: Bodywork Chapter 5: The Sixth Sense: Intuition Conclusion Bibliography Index

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書名 Complementary and alternative medicine : bodies, therapies, senses
著作者等 Barcan, Ruth
出版元 Berg
刊行年月 2011
ページ数 viii, 254 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781845207434
9781845207427
NCID BB08423428
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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