Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance

Fluent Bodies Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance Fluent Bodies examines the modernization of the indigenous healing practice Ayurveda in India Combining contemporary ethnography with a study of key historical moments as glimpsed through early twen

  • Title: Fluent Bodies: Ayurvedic Remedies for Postcolonial Imbalance
  • Author: Jean M. Langford
  • ISBN: 9780822329480
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fluent Bodies examines the modernization of the indigenous healing practice, Ayurveda, in India Combining contemporary ethnography with a study of key historical moments as glimpsed through early twentieth century texts, Jean M Langford argues that as Ayurveda evolved from an eclectic set of healing practices into a sign of Indian national culture, it was reimagined as aFluent Bodies examines the modernization of the indigenous healing practice, Ayurveda, in India Combining contemporary ethnography with a study of key historical moments as glimpsed through early twentieth century texts, Jean M Langford argues that as Ayurveda evolved from an eclectic set of healing practices into a sign of Indian national culture, it was reimagined as a healing force not simply for bodily disorders but for colonial and postcolonial ills.Interweaving theory with narrative, Langford explores the strategies of contemporary practitioners who reconfigure Ayurvedic knowledge through institutions and technologies such as hospitals, anatomy labs, clinical trials, and sonograms She shows how practitioners appropriate, transform, or circumvent the knowledge practices implicit in these institutions and technologies, destabilizing such categories as medicine, culture, science, symptom, and self, even as they deploy them in clinical practice Ultimately, this study points to the future of Ayurveda in a transnational era as a remedy not only for the wounds of colonialism but also for an imagined cultural emptiness at the heart of global modernity.

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    2. Jean Langford, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Minnesota, takes her readers on an fascinating journey into contemporary India, where ayurvedic medical practice has been shaped and re-invented by the forces of colonial and postcolonial processes of the rationalization and organization of medical knowledge. Her studies focus on how ayurvedic physicians working and teaching today take part in a wide-ranging discourse with biomedical science, national identity and what ha [...]

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