Folk medicine and its second life

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dc.contributor.author Kingston, Rosari
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-10T12:48:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-10T12:48:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-31
dc.identifier.citation Kingston, R. (2017) 'Folk medicine and its second life', Estudios Irlandeses: Journal of Irish Studies, 12.2 pp. 99-106. doi: 10.24162/EI2017-7597 en
dc.identifier.issued 12.2 en
dc.identifier.startpage 91 en
dc.identifier.endpage 106 en
dc.identifier.issn 1699-311X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5008
dc.identifier.doi 10.24162/EI2017-7597
dc.description.abstract Irish folk medicine is perceived to be dying, if not dead already. It lies as a parallel system to modern biomedicine and is known only through word of mouth. However, no matter what modality is practised, be it bone-setting, plant medicine, charms or rituals, there are traditional characteristics common to all as a whole. An examination of these traditional elements allows us to see how Irish folk medicine is currently practised and to ascertain whether it has reached the second life that Lauri Honko suggested. If this were the case, “the recycling of material in an environment that differs from its original context” (Honko, “The Folklore” 42) should be evident. en
dc.description.abstract Existe una percepción bastante extendida de que la medicina popular en Irlanda está moribunda, si es que no se considera muerta directamente. Esta práctica se presenta sin embargo como sistema paralelo al de la medicina moderna y se transmite de boca en boca. Cualquiera que sea su modalidad, ya sea colocación de huesos, medicina a base de plantas, hechizos o rituales, comparten características propias. Un análisis de estos elementos tradicionales nos permite examinar cómo se practica actualmente la medicina popular irlandesa y si ha alcanzado la segunda vida del folklore en definición de Lauri Honko. Si este es el caso, “el reciclaje del material en un medio que difiere de su contexto original” (Honko, “The Folklore” 42) debería manifestarse de forma evidente.
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dc.publisher Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses (AEDEI) en
dc.rights © 2017 by Rosari Kingston. This text may be archived and redistributed both in electronic form and in hard copy, provided that the author and journal are properly cited and no fee is charged for access.The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows to use its content in educational and other non-commercial purposes, with proper attribution of authorship and of initial publication in this journal en
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dc.subject Irish folk medicine en
dc.subject Tradition en
dc.subject Second life en
dc.subject Secrecy en
dc.subject Provenance en
dc.subject Medicina popular irlandesa en
dc.subject Tradición en
dc.subject Segunda vida en
dc.subject Discreción en
dc.title Folk medicine and its second life en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Estudios Irlandeses: Journal of Irish Studies en
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© 2017 by Rosari Kingston. This text may be archived and redistributed both in electronic form and in hard copy, provided that the author and journal are properly cited and no fee is charged for access.The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows to use its content in educational and other non-commercial purposes, with proper attribution of authorship and of initial publication in this journal Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2017 by Rosari Kingston. This text may be archived and redistributed both in electronic form and in hard copy, provided that the author and journal are properly cited and no fee is charged for access.The journal is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License that allows to use its content in educational and other non-commercial purposes, with proper attribution of authorship and of initial publication in this journal
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