Anthropology of illness and myth in Laos and in South-East AsiaLanguage: French
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Richard Pottier starts this interview by talking about the project developed by the WHO (World Health Organization) and its impacts on the Lao health system. He then runs through his three main academic topics: socio-anthropological research on the Lao health system (subject of his thesis); Lao therapeutic practices as seen according to âmedical anthropologyâ (he refined his approach in his work entitled YÃ DÃ MÃ HÃNG); anthropology of myths through an exposÃ© on the limits of structural anthropology (LÃ©vi-Strauss), psychoanalysis (Freud), and narrative semiotics (Greimas). He then presents the hypotheses put forth in his work entitled "Anthropologie du mythe" (Anthropology of Myth) and closes by talking about the questions for future research his work raises.
Authors of the description Muriel Chemouny, Republication director
ESCoM-FMSH Timothy Aaron Priest, Translator
Audiovisual document preparation Camille Bonnemazou, Director