Medical Pluralism and Contested Authorities of Knowledge: Asram and the Case of Newborn Illnesses in Ghana.

Abrah, Akua F.

This thesis focuses on the role of medical pluralism in a domain where both Western biomedical and local knowledge exist, and the implications that this has for the commensurability of both. I do this through an analysis of asram, both a classification and a diagnosis of potentially fatal newborn illnesses. The research was conducted in the Summers of 2010 and 2011 through interviews... read more

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Tufts University. Department of Anthropology.
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