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TRADITIONAL MEDICINE (JAMU) IN MODERN MEDICAL DISCOURSE

Listia, and Tripoli, Faruk and Wahyono, Bayu (2015) TRADITIONAL MEDICINE (JAMU) IN MODERN MEDICAL DISCOURSE. The International Journal of Social Science, 25 (1). pp. 55-65. ISSN 2305-4557

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    Abstract

    Jamu is an Indonesian traditional medicine used for treating sicknesses based on experiences handed down through generations. Jamu becomes marginal and loses its significant role in treatments due to the inclusion of the global medical drugs. Based on Foucault’s theory of discourse and his theory of power/ knowledge, this research would like to explain "how" rule operates where medical discourse began to strengthen and shift the position of the dominant jamu, the formation models and the forms of distribution in the society. Jamu is part of a health regime that is "excluded" because of the presence of new technologies, that is more modern, practical, scientific and tested. Nowadays, herbal appears as a "middle ground" between jamu and medicine, traditional and modern, natural and scientific, manual and technology, experience and knowledge. Through herbal, jamu is struggling to seize its position, become optimistic to be trusted again being a healthy treatment options.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Traditional Medicine (Jamu), Modern Medicine, Discourse
    Subjects: H Social Sciences
    Divisions: Faculty of Art and Design > Visual Communication Design Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2015 19:19
    Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 06:10
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/17074

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