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Health and development: knowledge systems and local practice in rural Thailand

Lyttleton, Chris


The specific framing of health within a development context has implications for constructions of wellness and illness and how people react in times of ill health. In Thailand, recent national HIV/AIDS education-prevention campaigns commonly use top-down relay of public health information. This pattern replicates numerous development projects that aim to bring useful and beneficial knowledge to rural villagers. How villagers integrate this information depends, in part, on previous experiences...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Journal article


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