About the book:
Medical anthropologist Tan uses different social science perspectives to explore the deeper meanings of these illnesses, including their links to social norms, tensions and conflicts. Far from being static, these folk illnesses continue to evolve, influenced by Western medicine as well as new images surrounding illnesses from mass media and advertising. He also calls attention to a medical oncological perspective, looking at how changing relationships with the natural environment also lead to modifications in the folk illnesses.
Publisher: University of the Philippine Press
Publication Date: 2008
Size: 230x 155mm
About the author:
Michael L. Tan is Chancellor of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, and a professor of the Department of Anthropology, University of the Philippines-Diliman and its former chairperson. He is also a professor of the Medical Anthropology section, Social Medicine unit of the UP College of Medicine. He founded the NGO Health Action and Information Network involved in Health research and advocacy.