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dhr. dr. M. (Maarten) Bode

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Fotograaf: subedi

  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
  • publications


    2016a              (withe Prasan Shankar) Ayurvedic education, modern Ayurveda, and reflexivity, Anthropology & Medicine. See http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/44xDIveVKVkVQvxS4gdy/full

    2016b              Reconfiguring Ayurveda through integrative clinical practice and research. The case of the Transdisciplinary University Bangalore. Paper to be presented at ICTAM IX, ''Traditional Asian Medicines: Encounters, Translations and Transformations', August 6 -13 University of Kiel, Germany. In preparation.

    2015a              Assembling cyavanaprāsh, Ayurveda's best-selling medicine. Anthropology & Medicine 22(1), pp. 23-33

    2015b              Traditional Indian Medicine is not just Ayurveda. The Network. Responses to the manifesto ‘Heritage beyond boundaries’, Newsletter of the International Institute of Asian Studies # 70, p. 47.

    2015c              Review Rachel Berger’s Ayurveda made modern. Political histories of indigenous medicine in north India, 1900-1955, Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 9, pp. 280-283.

    2014a              Ayurveda en Evidence Based Medicine. De kritiek voorbij. (Ayurveda and Evidence Based Medicine. Beyond criticism). Tijdschrift voor Integrale Geneeskunde (Journal of Integrative Medicine) 29(1), pp. 276-280.     

    2014b              (with G. Harirammurthi) Integrating folk healers in India’s public health: acceptance, legitimacy and emancipation. eJournal of Indian Medicine 7, pp. 1-20.

    2013a              (with Unnikrishnan Payyappallimana) Evidence based traditional medicine: for whom and to what end? eJournal of Indian Medicine 6, pp. 1-20.

    2013b              Review of ‘Glimpses of Wisdom:  collection of essays on Ayurveda’. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine 4(2), pp. 123-125.

    2013c              Guest editor Focus Traditional Indian Medicine, Newsletter of the International Institute of Asian Studies # 65, pp. 21-36.

    2013d              Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM): heritage, health security, ontology. In M. Bode (ed.), Focus Traditional Indian Medicine, Newsletter of the International Institute of Asian Studies # 65, pp. 21-22.

    2012a              Ayurveda in the 21st Century: logic, practice, and ethics. In Leena Abraham and V. Sujatha (eds.), Medical Pluralism in Contemporary India. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, pp. 59-76.

    2012b              Ayurveda in contemporary India. Newsletter of the International Institute of Asian Studies # 61, p. 52.

    2011a              Transformations of disease in expert and lay medical cultures. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine 2, pp. 14-20.

    2011b              De vele gezichten van de hedendaagse Ayurvedische klinische praktijk (The many faces of contemporary ayurvedic clinical practice). Dutch Journal of Phytotherapy) 24(2), pp. 17-20.

    2011c              Exchange visits by healers, group B. In Celebrating Healing Heritage. Bangalore: FRLHT, pp. 7-13.

    2009a              Ayurvedic pharmaceutical products: government policy, marketing rhetorics, and rational use. In Karen Eggleston (ed.) Pharmaceuticals in Asia-Pacific: Manufacturers, Prescribing Cultures, and Policy. Palo Alto: APARC, Stanford University, pp. 251-265.

    2009b              On the effectiveness of Ayurvedic medical treatment: humoral pharmacology, positivistic science, and soteriology. electronic Journal of Indian Medicine 2, pp.1-24.

    2008a              Taking Traditional Knowledge to the Market: The Modern Image of the Ayurvedic and Unani Industry. New Perspectives in South Asian History 21. New Delhi: Orient Blackswan.

    2008b              De werkzaamheid van Ayurvedisch medisch handelen (The effectiviness of Ayurvedic treatment). Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fytotherapie (Dutch Journal for Phytotherapy) 20 (1), pp. 2-8.

    2008c              The modern image of the Unani and Ayurvedic industry. Wellcome History 37, pp. 4-5.

    2008d              Review of Guy Attewell, ‘Refiguring Unani Tibb: Plural Healing in Late Colonial India’. New Perspectives on South Asian History. New Delhi: Orient Longman, 2007, Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 3(2), pp.370-575.

    2007                Taking traditional knowledge to the market. Looking at Asian medical traditions through the lens of medicines and manufacturers. Newsletter of the International Institute of Asian Studies # 45, p. 23.

    2006a              Taking traditional knowledge to the market: the commoditization of Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. Anthropology & Medicine 13(3), pp. 225-36.

    2006b              Ayurveda. India Instituut Bulletin 2006, pp. 8-15.

    2005                Ayurvedische en Unani medicijnen: farmacologisch onderzoek, humoraal-pathologie, authenticiteit en valide onderzoeksprotocollen (Ayurvedic and Unani medicines: pharmacological research, authenticity, humoral-pathology and valid research protocols).  Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Fytotherapie (Dutch Journal for Phytotherapy)18 (2), pp. 16-19.

    2004                Ayurvedic and Unani Health and Beauty Products: Reworking India’s Medical Traditions, PhD thesis, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam.

    2002a              Indian indigenous pharmaceuticals: tradition, modernity and nature. In Waltraud Ernst (ed.) Plural Medicine, Tradition and Modernity, 1800-2000. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 184-203.

    2002b              Ayurvedic and Unani bioceuticals: an anthropological inquiry into the modernization of traditional medical knowledge. Amruth 6(2), pp. 18-23.

    2002c              The commodification of indigenous medicine. Amruth 6(4), pp. 18-22.

    2001                Indian indigenous pharmaceuticals: the articulation of modernization and Indian modes of thought. In B.V. Subarayappa (ed.) Medicine and Life Sciences in India, Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture, Vol. IV, Part 2. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, pp. 549-573.

    1998                On the consumption of Ayurvedic pharmaceuticals in India: extracting the poison of modernisation. In Anne Gevers (ed.) Uit de Zevende. Vijftig Jaar Politieke en Sociaal-Culturele Wetenschappen aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam (From the Seventh Faculty: Fifty Years of Political and Social-Cultural Sciences in Amsterdam). Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis, pp. 361-371.

    1997                Integrated Asian medicine and the loss of individuality.  Journal of the European Ayurvedic Society 5, pp. 180-195.

    1995                Empirie en dogma in een Ayurvedische praktijk in Kathman­du: een pleidooi voor verlicht etno­centrisme in de Medi­sche Antropologie. (Empirics and dogma in an Ayurvedic practice in Kathmandu: a plea for enlightened ethnocen­trism in Medical Anthropology.)  Medische Antropolo­gie 7(1): 140-57.

    At the house of a traditional healer in Karnataka, March 2011
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    Dr Maarten Bode is Adjunct Research Faculty at the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and visiting professor at the Transdisciplinary University, Bangalore, India. He has published on the commodification of Indian medical traditions (Ayurveda and Unani Tibb), contemporary Ayurvedic and vernacular clinical practices, and the effectiveness of Indian medicines in academic journals and scholarly volumes. In 2008 his book Taking Traditional Knowledge to the Market: the Modern Image of the Ayurvedic and Unani Industry, c. 1980-2000 appeared with OrientBlackswan in the series “New Perspectives on South Asian History”. Maarten Bode is on the editorial board of the eJournal of Indian Medicine (eJIM), State University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2013 he started the Indian Medical Heritage Research Network (InMerit) under the Asian Heritages program of the International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden University.

    See http://www.iias.nl/research/indian-medical-heritage-research-network

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