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Remembering to Live: Illness at the Intersection of Anxiety and Knowledge in Rural Indonesia
University of Michigan Press, 2004
Cloth: 978-0-472-09785-2 | eISBN: 978-0-472-02631-9 | Paper: 978-0-472-06785-5
Library of Congress Classification DS632.S38H38 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 610.95986
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Sasaks, a people of the Indonesian archipelago, cope with one of the country's worst health records by employing various medical traditions, including their own secret ethnomedical knowledge. But anxiety, in the presence and absence of illness, profoundly shapes the ways Sasaks use healing and knowledge. Hay addresses complex questions regarding cultural models, agency, and other relationships to conclude that the ethnomedical knowledge they use to cope with their illnesses ironically inhibits improvements in their health care.
M. Cameron Hay is a NSF Advance Fellow and an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCLA Center for Culture and Health.
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