Rongeh: A Skin Disease in West Sumtra: Its Cultural Categories and Traditional Healing Method

Alexander Stark, and Fatan Hamamah Yahaya, (2015) Rongeh: A Skin Disease in West Sumtra: Its Cultural Categories and Traditional Healing Method. American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences , 3 (4). pp. 83-89. ISSN 2329-079X

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Abstract

Very often medical anthropologist discover that traditional healers have own cultural categories in order to describe certain medical disorder. In this article the authors illustrate the case of a skin disease with the name rongeh as an exemplary case which should show the healing procedure of a traditional healer in West Sumatra. Sometimes the healing method of a doctor of Western biomedicine is ineffective which could be due to the negligence of incorporating cultural categories. The medical anthropologist tries to integrate an emic point of view of the traditional healer and enable so a new viewpoint of a disease.

Item Type: Non-Indexed Article
Keywords: Cultural categories – Rongeh - West Sumatra – traditional healing
Faculty: Centre for Modern Languages and Generic Development
Deposited By: En. Pahmi Abdullah
Date Deposited: 31 May 2016 01:18
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 01:18
URI: http://umkeprints.umk.edu.my/id/eprint/5539

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