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The Resource Complementary and alternative medicine : bodies, therapies, senses, Ruth Barcan

Complementary and alternative medicine : bodies, therapies, senses, Ruth Barcan

Label
Complementary and alternative medicine : bodies, therapies, senses
Title
Complementary and alternative medicine
Title remainder
bodies, therapies, senses
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Barcan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barcan, Ruth
Dewey number
615.5
Index
index present
LC call number
R733
LC item number
.B267 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WB 890
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alternative medicine
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
  • Complementary medicine
  • Cultural studies
  • BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • Alternative medicine
Label
Complementary and alternative medicine : bodies, therapies, senses, Ruth Barcan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the body therapeutic -- The power of sight -- Sound : good vibrations -- Knowing touch : bodywork -- The sixth sense : intuition
Control code
842909474
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857850935
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5040/9781474214636
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9780857850935
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842909474
Label
Complementary and alternative medicine : bodies, therapies, senses, Ruth Barcan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the body therapeutic -- The power of sight -- Sound : good vibrations -- Knowing touch : bodywork -- The sixth sense : intuition
Control code
842909474
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857850935
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.5040/9781474214636
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9780857850935
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)842909474

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