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Mixing Medicines: Ecologies of Care in Buddhist Siberia

Tatiana Chudakova

Abstract

After the collapse of state socialism, Russia’s healthcare system, much like the rest of the country’s economic and social sphere, underwent massive restructuring, while the public saw the rise to prominence of a variety of nonbiomedical therapies. Formulated as a possible aid to a beleaguered healthcare infrastructure, or as questionable care of last resort, “traditional medicine” in post-socialist Russia was tasked with redressing—and often blamed for—the fraught state of the body politic, while biomedicine itself became increasingly perceived as therapeutically insufficient. The popularizat ... More

Keywords: biomedicine, medical integration, postsocialism, Russia, Siberia, Tibetan medicine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823294312
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823294312.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tatiana Chudakova, author
Tufts University