Les nouveaux guérisseurs on National Geographic France
The September 2013 issue of the world famous magazine National Geographic (French edition) introduces the latest book by Laurent Pordié and Emmanuelle Simon, Les nouveaux guérisseurs (Editions de l'EHESS, 2013), to a wider readership.
Entrepreneurs, inventors and experts on environmental issues, today's healers also work in clinical trials. They combine various therapeutic cultures and revisit orthodoxies in the health field. Long remained at the margins of health systems, these new healers are now key players. What are the implications and the social meanings of this phenomenon? The multiplicity of their trajectories and the composite nature of their influences are they an obstacle to any effort of conceptual unification?