- Seeking Connections and Parallels or Imposing Standards: Indigenous Healing Practices and Modern Med
Seeking Connections and Parallels or Imposing Standards: Indigenous Healing Practices and Modern Med
|Venue:||FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, ECS 135|
FIU Global Indigenous Forum
Medical Anthropology Course Guest Speaker
SEEKING CONNECTIONS AND PARALLELS OR IMPOSING STANDARDS: INDIGENOUS HEALING PRACTICES AND MODERN MEDICAL SYSTEMS
---INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA---
November 10, 2016. 12:30– 1:45 PM
Engineering and Computer Science Building. ECS Room 135
Florida International University, Miami-Florida
BY: Dr. BINA SENGAR
Assistant Professor: Department of History and Ancient Indian Culture
School of Social Sciences
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
The close encounters and affinities of living with nature empower the indigenous/tribal/native communities to live life with the fundamental solutions for living through resources and survival strategies with nature. Native communities through their common sense, sense perception and close observational skills not only made themselves to have best possible ways of living with nature but also enabled them to know how to maximise the resource utilisation with sustainability. The passing on of legacy of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) invariably captivated the visions of capitalists, especially now when efficacy and therapeutics are not limited to cure, perhaps they are markets of spreading diseases and profiteering antidote.
How in these scenarios the IKS are seen, where do we place the ethics of knowledge share and utilization? Could the market of pharmaceuticals and modern health care maintain the balance of knowledge dissemination and applicability for cause? The proposed discussion seeks to relate the knowledge systems and medical practices with the physiographic based efficacy theories. The arguments proposed will be substantiated with the micro-regional studies carried in the western and central Indian regions of South Asia.
Medical Anthropology (ANT 3462) is taught by Dr. Dennis Wiedman. Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies. Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs.