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Networking acupuncture in Vietnam

Dalgetty, Gillian Fiona


This thesis proposes that medical anthropologists change the way we think about acupuncture in Vietnam. Acupuncture should not be conceived as a discrete medicophilosophical system as has been acupuncture’s textual identity in academic writings to date. Acupuncture is rather a performative network, in the sense used by Bruno Latour, constituted through energetic relationships between science, people, textbooks, classrooms, pedagogic practices, clinical technologies and much more. These come...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-07-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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