Panagawat Iti Bagi: Understanding local praxis on health, sickness and healing

TitlePanagawat Iti Bagi: Understanding local praxis on health, sickness and healing
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsAbaya, EC
Secondary TitlePaper presented at International Symposium on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development, 21-25 September 1992, Silang, Cavite, Philippines
Date PublishedSept. 21-25 1992
PublisherInternational Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)
Conference LocationSilang, Cavite, Philippines

Coming from the ranks of anthropologists addressing health-related issues, I am here to participate in the current discourse on "indigenous knowledge" and development. I will begin with a brief discussion of what I sense as some of the potential conceptual morass that the use of the concept of "indigenous knowledge" might engender. Then I will deal with the question: How do we gain access and at the same time interpret so-called "indigenous knowledge" on health, sickness, and healing? Here I am going to use a case study derived from my ethnographic study in an agrarian community of 220 households found in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountains in northeastern Luzon. To end my presentation, I will give some commentaries of the current initiatives in the sphere of health care promotion and maintenance. (author)


Papers presented at the symposium later published in one volume by IIRR

Number of pages

11 pp.

Short TitlePanagawat Iti Bagi

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