A New Medical Pluralism?: Alternative Medicine, Doctors, Patients, and the State

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This comparative text examines the rise of non-orthodox medicine and theorizes the changing nature of health care in modern societies. It engages with sociological debates on modernity and postmodernity, anthropological work.

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About the author (1999)

Ursula Sharma is an established author who trained as an anthropologist and has conducted fieldwork both in India and Britain. She has held posts at the University of Delhi and at Keele University, teaching sociology and social anthropology. She is currently Professor of Comparative Sociology at the University of Derby.

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