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A rebellion in the Korean medicine community: an ethnography of healthcare politics in contemporary South Korea

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This thesis explores South Korean healthcare politics based on a series of inter-generational conflicts that occurred in a medical community in 2012. The conflicts broke out among 'doctors of Korean medicine', a medical profession unique to Korea practicing a form of medicine of East Asian origin that has recently undergone significant 'bio-medicalization'. Doctors of Korean medicine have the same status as doctors of Western medicine in the country's mainstream healthcare system, although...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Author
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SSD
Department:
SAME
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Supervisor, Author
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Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Role:
Supervisor, Author
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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