Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in French Colonial Cambodia

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During the first half of the twentieth century, representatives of the French colonial health services actively strove to expand the practice of Western medicine in the frontier colony of Cambodia. But as the French physicians ventured beyond their colonial enclaves, they found themselves negotiating with the plurality of Cambodian cultural practices relating to health and disease. These negotiations were marked by some success, a great deal of misunderstanding, and much failure.

Bringing together colorful historical vignettes, social and anthropological theory, and quantitative analyses, Mixed Medicines examines these interactions between the Khmer, Cham, and Vietnamese of Cambodia and the French, documenting the differences in their understandings of medicine and revealing the unexpected transformations that occurred during this period—for both the French and the indigenous population.
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ISBN-13: 9780226031644
ISBN-10: 0226031640
Pagini: 280
Ilustrații: 19 halftones, 4 line drawings, 2 tables
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.39 kg
Editura: University of Chicago Press
Colecția University of Chicago Press

Notă biografică

Sokhieng Au is an independent scholar specializing in the history of medicine and Southeast Asian studies. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on a range of topics including colonial medicine, cultures of disease in Southeast Asia, medicine and gender, and, most recently, international public health.


List of Abbreviations

ONE / Settings
TWO / Collusions and Conflict
THREE / The Politics and Pragmatics of Managing Health
FOUR / Social Medicine
FIVE / Prostitutes and Mothers
SIX / Civilized Lepers
SEVEN / Cultural Insolubilities