WP_12-11

Medical knowledge, therapeutic practice and processes of diversification

by Kristine Krause, Gabriele Alex and David Parkin

Working Papers WP 12-11
July 2012
ISSN 2192-2357 (MMG Working Papers Print)

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Abstract:
This paper outlines the research interests of the Medical Diversity Working Group within the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen. The working group brings together scholars working on medical knowledge, therapeutic practices and diversification. While the group is in its early stages of development, we have identified three fields of inquiry that we outline in this paper.


Authors:
Kristine Krause is Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Goettingen.

Gabriele Alex is Professor for/of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tuebingen and Senior Research Partner of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Goettingen.

David Parkin is Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology and Fellow of All Souls, University of Oxford and Senior Research Partner of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Goettingen.


Keywords:
Diversity and health, medical anthropology medical pluralism, health and migration, health and syncretism