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Traditional medicines, law, and the (dis)ordering of temporalities

Cloatre, Emilie (2018) Traditional medicines, law, and the (dis)ordering of temporalities. In: Beynon-Jones, Siân M. and Grabham, Emily, eds. Law and Time. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 128-144. ISBN 978-0-415-79221-9. E-ISBN 978-1-315-16769-5. (doi:10.4324/9781315167695) (KAR id:62095)

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In this chapter, I explore the regulation of alternative and traditional medicine, in order to reflect on how particular temporalities shape, and are shaped by, the interface between law and medicine. This chapter makes two key points: first, it argues that both biomedicine and law have relied on a particular sense of ‘modernity’ as a linear temporal process; in turn, this has been key in developing both crude, and more subtle, social patterns of power, dominance, and exclusion that continue to impact on contemporary societies. Second, it argues that as law increasingly engages in the regulation of other types of medicine, it continues to emulate biomedical models and assumptions as to what ‘modern medicine’ should look like, including its temporal features.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9781315167695
Uncontrolled keywords: traditional medicine
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Emilie Cloatre
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 13:16 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:46 UTC
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