The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine – reviewed by Dr Fionagh Thomson

‘The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine’ by Anamaria Iosif Ross (Berg, 2012) The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine by Anamaria Iosif Ross is marketed as ‘invaluable to undergraduates and graduate students in anthropology, psychology, and health-related professions such as nursing, physical and occupational therapy, and biomedicine’ (forth cover).  Given the increasing prominence Read more…

Reviewer needed: ‘The anthropology of alternative medicine’ (2012) by Annamaria Iosif Ross

‘Alternative medicine is not a fashionable new trend but an established cultural strategy, as well as a dynamic feature of mainstream contemporary medicine, in which elements of folk traditions are often blended with Western scientific approaches. The anthropology of alternative medicine is a concise yet wide-ranging exploration of non-biomedical healing. Read more…