Accepted Paper:

Exporting therapies: how Guinean therapists are making their way in a globalised market  

Author:

Clara Carvalho (ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon)

Paper short abstract:

Guinea-Bissau exports traditional therapists, who have a large influence both in their communities of origin and in their migrant working places. This paper deals with the role played by these professionals as transcultural mediators, dealing with illness and health among different populations.

Paper long abstract:

From sometime now, Guinea-Bissau has been exporting traditional therapists that have a large influence both in their communities of origin, as in their migrant working place. This paper deals with the role played by these professional as transcultural mediators, dealing with the representations of illness and health among different populations.

Panel W098
Policy and practices of health care in a migrant context