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Ayurveda, Biomedicine, and Indigenous Medicine: three medical discourses, one Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)

Ayurveda, Biomedicine, and Indigenous Medicine: three medical discourses, one Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)

Moreno-Leguizamon, Carlos J. (2012) Ayurveda, Biomedicine, and Indigenous Medicine: three medical discourses, one Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN 978-3-659-22912-1

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Abstract

The first objective of this research was to examine and discuss three cultural medical discourses belonging to three different cultural contexts: India (Ayurveda), the United States (Biomedicine) and Colombia (Indigenous Medicine) with the purpose of establishing similarities, differences, and interactions among them. The objective of the comparison was to sought out the fundamental ramifications of those differences and to draw conclusion regarding the inadequate manner in which analysis of Western medicine treats the analysis of so-called “traditional” medicine. The second objective was to look for such links among language, social sciences and medicine, by specifically using as its basis, a Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) which is a contemporary perspective that combines theoretical and methodological aspects about the relationship between language and society.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourse analysis, Biomedicine, Ayurveda, indigenous medicine, medical systems
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Health Development
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:22
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8973

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