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Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Miller, Kara E.
Author's Email Address kemille4@gmail.com
URN etd-11182010-035738
Title In Sickness and In Health: Experiencing Medical Spaces in Mbarara (Uganda)
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Geography & Anthropology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Brody, Jill Committee Member
DeLyser, Dydia Committee Member
Regis, Helen A. Committee Member
Keywords
  • medical anthropology
  • space
  • phenomenology
  • the body
Date of Defense 2010-11-03
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This thesis is a contribution to cross-cultural studies on health and medicine explored through the material and symbolic facets of health care in a region of Southwest Uganda. Research conducted in the healing spaces of Mbarara reflects traditions in the anthropology of the body and brings a lived perspective to conditions of sickness and wellness. By tracing the biographies of treatment spaces, the medical landscape is evaluated in terms of participantsí perceptions, convictions, and knowledge sets. Phenomenological methodology is employed in this exploration of ill states and curative places, which braids concepts and academic work in the areas of medicine, space, and the body.
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