When a machi arrives at the hospital: an experience of integration between indigenous and occidental medicine in Santiago de Chile

Schöfberger, Irene
Externe Publikationen (2011)

published on Antrocom Online Journal of Anthropology 7/2011, Suppl. al 1, 63-67

Volltext/Document

This paper describes an experiment of integration between traditional Mapuche medicine and biomedicine in a public hospital in Santiago de Chile. It investigates how Mapuche identity claims influence the pursuit of intercultural health policies. It furthermore analyses the influence of basing health programmes on ethnicity on the social and economic situation of their recipients. The paper is based on fieldwork conducted in Santiago de Chile.

About the author

Schöfberger, Irene

Human geographer

Schöfberger

Further experts

Fiedler, Charlotte

Political Scientist 

Mross, Karina

Political Scientist 

Trautner, Bernhard

Political Scientist 

Ziaja, Sebastian

Political Scientist 

Dick, Eva

Sociologist and Spatial Planner 

Malerba, Daniele

Economist 

Breuer, Anita

Political Scientist 

Brüntrup, Michael

Agricultural Economist 

Burchi, Francesco

Development Economist 

Burni, Aline

Political Scientist 

Grävingholt, Jörn

Political Scientist 

Herrmann, Raoul

Economist 

Leininger, Julia

Political Scientist 

Negre, Mario

Economist 

Wingens, Christopher

Political Scientiest