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Author Halliburton, Murphy, 1964-
Title Mudpacks and prozac : experiencing Ayurvedic, biomedical, and religious healing / Murphy Halliburton.
Imprint Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, 2009.

Author Halliburton, Murphy, 1964-
Subject Traditional medicine -- India -- Kerala.
Cultural psychiatry -- India -- Kerala.
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- India -- Kerala.
Healing -- Social aspects -- India -- Kerala.
Human mechanics.
Kerala (India) -- Social life and customs.
Mental Disorders -- therapy -- India.
Medicine, Ayurvedic -- India.
Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics) -- India.
Religion and Medicine -- India.
Description 1 online resource (231 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Three Therapies of South India; 3. Lives and Problems; 4. Experiencing the World from Body to Atman; 5. Cooling Mudpacks: The Aesthetic Quality of Therapy; 6. Conclusion: Pleasure, Health and Speed; Appendix A: Semi-Structured Interview Questions; References; Index; About the Author.
Summary Mud Packs and Prozac is a fascinating comparative analysis of how patients choose and how they experience the therapies of Western biomedical, Ayurvedic, and religious healing systems. Foregrounding questions of embodiment and aesthetics, Murphy Halliburton challenges our understandings of mental illness and of the transformative processes typically evaluated as "cure."
ISBN 9781598747294 (electronic bk.)
1598747290 (electronic bk.)
9781598743982 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781598743999 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9781598743982
OCLC # 647881059
Additional Format Print version: Halliburton, Murphy, 1964- Mudpacks and prozac. Walnut Creek, CA : Left Coast Press, 2009 (DLC) 2009019105

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