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Patients, practitioners and pots: probing Chinese medicine in East Africa

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The medical encounter has a long tradition of being analysed in terms of patient-practitioner relations, but in medical anthropology this frame has been critiqued as too narrow from the earliest days of the field’s inception. One of the first monographs, which was on called “medical pluralism” (Janzen 1978), emphasized that decisions regarding treatment were not usually taken by the patient in consultation with their practitioner. Rather, they involved a wide range of different people, a so-c...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.7386/89098

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Anthropology; Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Carocci Editore Publisher's website
Journal:
L’Uomo Società Tradizione Sviluppo Journal website
Volume:
2017
Issue:
1
Pages:
27-48
Publication date:
2017-12-25
Acceptance date:
2017-10-21
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ISSN:
1125-5862
Pubs id:
pubs:738222
URN:
uri:2b3d9961-4218-4a95-891e-a23ec5d156e5
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uuid:2b3d9961-4218-4a95-891e-a23ec5d156e5
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pubs:738222

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