Pilotstudy: Super-diversity and pathways to healthcare

Everyone has healthcare requirements that need to be met by the local healthcare system. The recently developed concept of “super-diversity” presents a new opportunity for understanding access to healthcare in contemporary Europe. The concept transcends ... [more]

Completed project Gabi Alex: Folk medicine in South India: Representations of diverse identities in medical encounters

India, as a long-standing plural society, has operated with plural medical systems (Leslie 1976, Nichter 2002) for centuries. The state currently recognises seven different medical systems (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Biomedicine), all of which are incorporated into the national health care system. However, ... [more]

Publication projects:

  • Therapeutic knowledge, health, crises and processes of diversification and mainstreaming [special issue for Anthropology & Medicine, planned for 2013]
  • Turning therapies: placing medical diversity [special issue with Medical Anthropology, planned for 2013]