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The inequalities of medical pluralism: Hierarchies of health, the politics of tradition and the economies of care in Indian oncology

Broom, Alex; Tovey, Philip; Doron, Assa


India has an eclectic health system that incorporates biomedical as well as traditional, complementary and alternative medicine (TCAM). Our understanding of the co-existence of these therapeutic modalities in this diverse, postcolonial and developing nation is extremely limited, and in the context of cancer care, to our knowledge no sociological work has been carried out. Contemporary Indian oncology represents a fascinating site for examining the interplay and articulation of forms of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Science and Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.07.002


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