Biomedical Entanglements : Conceptions of Personhood in a Papua New Guinea Society, Hardback Book

Biomedical Entanglements : Conceptions of Personhood in a Papua New Guinea Society Hardback

Part of the Person, Space and Memory in the Contemporary Pacific series

Description

Biomedical Entanglements is an ethnographic study of the Giri people of Papua New Guinea, focusing on the indigenous population's interaction with modern medicine.

In her fieldwork, Franziska A. Herbst follows the Giri people as they circulate within and around ethnographic sites that include a rural health center and an urban hospital.

The study bridges medical anthropology and global health, exploring how the 'biomedical' is imbued with social meaning and how biomedicine affects Giri ways of life.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural anthropology
  • ISBN: 9781785332340

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