Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare E-Book


Author: Volker Scheid,Hugh MacPherson
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702048364
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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Traditional East Asian healthcare systems have moved rapidly from the fringes of healthcare systems in the West towards the centre over the past 50 years. This change of status for traditional medicines presents their practitioners with both opportunities and challenges as the focus shifts from one of opposition towards one of integration into biomedically dominated healthcare systems. Integrating East Asian Medicine into Contemporary Healthcare examines the opportunities and challenges of integrating East Asian medicine into Western healthcare systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Volker Scheid and Hugh MacPherson bring together contributions from acknowledged experts from a number of different disciplines - including clinical researchers, Chinese Medicine practitioners, historians, medical anthropologists, experts in the social studies of science, technology and medicine - to examine and debate the impact of the evidence-based medicine movement on the ongoing modernization of East Asian medicines. The book considers the following questions: •What are the values, goals and ethics implicit within traditional East Asian medical practices? • What claims to effectiveness and safety are made by East Asian medical practices? •What is at stake in subjecting these medical practices to biomedical models of evaluation? • What constitutes best practice? How is it to be defined and measured? • What are the ideologies and politics behind the process of integration of East Asian medical practices into modern health care systems? • What can we learn from a variety of models of integration into contemporary healthcare?

Neighbors at War: Anthropological Perspectives on Yugoslav Ethnicity, Culture, and History


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271044354
Category:
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Philosophy East & West


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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Tribal Thought and Culture

Essays in Honour of Surajit Chandra Sinha
Author: Baidyanath Saraswati
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788170223405
Category: Ethnologie - Inde
Page: 256
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Toward the Integration of Theory, Methods, Research, and Utilization


Author: Gary T. Moore,Robert W. Marans
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475744250
Category: Psychology
Page: 375
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This fourth volume in the Advances in Environment, Behavior, and Design series continues the intent of earlier volumes by exploring new directions in the multidisciplinary environment-behavior (EB or EBS) field. The series is organized around a framework of theory, methods, research, and utilization that some say has defined the field for the past 15 years. This fourth volume is devoted to chapters that explore the integration of theory, quantitative and qualitative research, and utilization in policy, planning, and architec ture. The authors selected for this volume exemplify the multidisciplinary character of the field-they have been selected from architecture, environ mental psychology, environmental studies, housing research, landscape ar chitecture, social anthropology, social ecology, urban design, and urban planning; from academe and practice; and from Australia, Europe, and North America. HISTORY OF THE ADVANCES SERIES The idea for the series emerged in 1983 at meetings of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA). Sev eral publishers were contacted about the possibility of an EDRA Annual Review. Eliot Werner at Plenum Press expressed great interest but suggested that an Advances series would be more appropriate since publication could be tied to a less specific timetable. EDRA, Plenum, and the editors signed a contract in June 1984 for three volumes, with an open door for oral agreements between Plenum and the editors after that time. Four volumes have been published (Volume 1, 1987; Volume 2,1989; Volume 3,1991; and the current Volume 4), each containing 10 to 12 chapters.

Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Humanities
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Peterson's Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences 1996


Author: Peterson's Guides Staff,Peterson's Guides
Publisher: Peterson's Nelnet Company
ISBN: 9781560795025
Category: Study Aids
Page: 1514
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Graduate students depend on this series and ask for it by name. Why? For over 30 years, it's been the only one-stop source that supplies all of their information needs. The new editions of this six-volume set contain the most comprehensive information available on more than 1,500 colleges offering over 31,000 master's, doctoral, and professional-degree programs in more than 350 disciplines.New for 1997 -- Non-degree-granting research centers, institutes, and training programs that are part of a graduate degree program.Five discipline-specific volumes detail entrance and program requirements, deadlines, costs, contacts, and special options, such as distance learning, for each program, if available. Each Guide features "The Graduate Adviser", which discusses entrance exams, financial aid, accreditation, and more.The most exhaustive compilation of more than 10,000 programs in subject areas ranging from applied arts, architecture, and Hispanic studies to political science.

Parabola


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Myth
Page: N.A
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New Age almanac


Author: J. Gordon Melton,Jerome Clark,Aidan A. Kelly
Publisher: Visible Ink Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 479
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Briefly traces the history of the movement, identifies individuals and organizations that have shaped its development, and discusses New Age concepts

Peterson's Graduate and Professional Programs

An Overview. 2001
Author: Peterson's Guides, Inc
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780768903720
Category: Universities and colleges
Page: N.A
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Re-vision


Author: HELDREF Publications
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Consciousness
Page: N.A
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Hosts and Guests

The Anthropology of Tourism
Author: Valene L. Smith
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812212800
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 341
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Tourism—one of the world's largest industries—has long been appreciated for its economic benefits, but in this volume tourism receives a unique systematic scrutiny as a medium for cultural exchange. Modern developments in technology and industry, together with masterful advertising, have created temporarily leisured people with the desire and the means to travel. They often in turn effect profound cultural change in the places they visit, and the contributors to this work all attend to the impact these "guests" have on their "hosts." In contrast to the dramatic economic transformations, the social repercussions of tourism are subtle and often recognized only by the indigenous peoples themselves and by the anthropologists who have studied them before and after the introduction of tourism. The case studies in Hosts and Guests examine the five types of tourism—historical, cultural, ethnic, environmental, and recreational—and their impact on diverse societies over a broad geographical range

Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe


Author: Yann Algan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199660093
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
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This book seeks to address three issues: How do European countries differ in their cultural integration process and what are the different models of integration at work? How does cultural integration relate to economic integration? What are the implications for civic participation and public policies?

Borders and Border Regions in Europe

Changes, Challenges and Chances
Author: Arnaud Lechevalier,Jan Wielgohs (verst.)
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839424429
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
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Focussing European borders: The book provides insight into a variety of changes in the nature of borders in Europe and its neighborhood from various disciplinary perspectives. Special attention is paid to the history and contemporary dynamics at Polish and German borders. Of particular interest are the creation of Euroregions, mutual perceptions of Poles and Germans at the border, EU Regional Policy, media debates on the extension of the Schengen area. Analysis of cross-border mobility between Abkhazia and Georgia or the impact of Israel's »Security Fence« to Palestine on society complement the focus on Europe with a wider view.

Amazonian Indians from Prehistory to the Present

Anthropological Perspectives
Author: Anna Roosevelt
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816518210
Category: Social Science
Page: 420
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Amazonia has long been a focus of debate about the impact of the tropical rain forest environment on indigenous cultural development. This edited volume draws on the subdisciplines of anthropology to present an integrated perspective of Amazonian studies. The contributors address transformations of native societies as a result of their interaction with Western civilization from initial contact to the present day, demonstrating that the pre- and postcontact characteristics of these societies display differences that until now have been little recognized. CONTENTS Amazonian Anthropology: Strategy for a New Synthesis, Anna C. Roosevelt The Ancient Amerindian Polities of the Amazon, Orinoco and Atlantic Coast: A Preliminary Analysis of Their Passage from Antiquity to Extinction, Neil Lancelot Whitehead The Impact of Conquest on Contemporary Indigenous Peoples of the Guiana Shield: The System of Orinoco Regional Interdependence, Nelly Arvelo-Jiménez and Horacio Biord Social Organization and Political Power in the Amazon Floodplain: The Ethnohistorical Sources, Antonio Porro The Evidence for the Nature of the Process of Indigenous Deculturation and Destabilization in the Amazon Region in the Last 300 Years: Preliminary Data, Adélia Engrácia de Oliveira Health and Demography of Native Amazonians: Historical Perspective and Current Status, Warren M. Hern Diet and Nutritional Status of Amazonian Peoples, Darna L. Dufour Hunting and Fishing in Amazonia: Hold the Answers, What are the Questions?, Stephen Beckerman Homeostasis as a Cultural System: The Jivaro Case, Philippe Descola Farming, Feuding, and Female Status: The Achuara Case, Pita Kelekna Subsistence Strategy, Social Organization, and Warfare in Central Brazil in the Context of European Penetration, Nancy M. Flowers Environmental and Social Implications of Pre- and Post-Contact Situations on Brazilian Indians: The Kayapo and a New Amazonian Synthesis, Darrell Addison Posey Beyond Resistance: A Comparative Study of Utopian Renewal in Amazonia, Michael F. Brown The Eastern Bororo Seen from an Archaeological Perspective, Irmhilde Wüst Genetic Relatedness and Language Distributions in Amazonia, Harriet E. Manelis Klein Language, Culture, and Environment: Tup¡-Guaran¡ Plant Names Over Time, William Balée and Denny Moore Becoming Indian: The Politics of Tukanoan Ethnicity, Jean E. Jackson

The Quest


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Theosophy
Page: N.A
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International Peace Research Newsletter


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: International relations
Page: N.A
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Longevity, Regeneration, and Optimal Health

Integrating Eastern and Western Perspectives
Author: William C. Bushell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1573316776
Category: Science
Page: 361
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A revolution is occurring in the Western science of longevity, regeneration, and health that is elucidating the potential for extended human lifespan in an optimal state of health. This investigation is being conducted on the molecular, cellular, physiological, and psychological levels. Rigorous integrative medicine research can only be adequately developed if collaboration between scientists and practitioners from both fields is involved. This volume brings together researchers and scholars from both the Indo-Tibetan traditions and the international scientific community to open a dialogue about the potential to build a program of collaborative research to study the impact of Indo-Tibetan practices on longevity and health. Indo-Tibetan Buddhism claims that its core of meditative, yogic, and related practices can potentially produce dramatic enhancements of physiological and psychological functioning, and a substantial body of Western scientific evidence is supportive of these claims. The evidence includes direct and indirect clinical medicine and data from basic science research in physiology, neurobiology, and medicine. The reports in this volume establish a basis for a program of research that will advance our current understanding of longevity and health. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit http://www.nyas.org/MemberCenter/Join.aspx for more information about becoming a member.

Chrysantheme und Schwert

Formen der japanischen Kultur
Author: Ruth Benedict
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518120149
Category:
Page: 280
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The East in the West


Author: Jack Goody
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521556736
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 295
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A provocative, wide-ranging study which challenges our assumptions about Eastern 'backwardness'.