Saturday 9th November 2019
As a postscript to the final concluding views published in the blog I should turn to the population largely overlooked by M
Salasaka Yachak
Saturday 9th November 2019
Ecuador has experienced many changes since I first went there as a graduate student in 1976 and many very recently, sharing the rapid change consequent on accelerating global dynamics. It is now a middle income country by OECD standards and not ‘developing’ as it once was.
Volcan Imbabura
Friday 8th March 2019
Within the context of a formal academic study, there has been little scope for offering a more informal, even humorous perspective on Traditional Medicine.
AfriScoN 2018
Saturday 2nd March 2019
In the last blog ‘Concluding Thoughts’, (30 July 2018), I sought to summarise the achievements of MEDICINE project in its first two years to date, having completed two of the three main phases of the project: the development of a questionnaire about the survival of traditional Andean cosmologies
Pastaza River, Ecuador
Saturday 2nd March 2019
Part of the overall remit of the project is to take a longer term view and plan for future research that can draw upon the insights gained from the present project and build these into new research proposals.
Wasalata, Salasaka
Monday 30th July 2018
As indicated in the last blog ‘Moving Ahead to the Final Goals’ the second phase of the project, centring on the survey of contemporary indig
Un Refugee Agency, Geneva
Friday 27th July 2018
It has been a very productive two months for MEDICINE project, following the successful presentation at the MERC Congress in Edinburgh back in May (
SAA Washington
Wednesday 13th June 2018
The nature of the work with MEDICINE project produces rather irregular blogs. So, after a series of posts describing the interview stage with the three participant communities of Salasaka, Zuleta and Ugsha from November last year to February, a long hiatus has followed as the focus has changed...
Salasaka Yachak
Friday 16th February 2018
As a sub section of the part of the questionnaire dealing with perceptions and understandings of health and illness (see The Spiritual Source of Health: of God and Wak'a) respondents were quest