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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 69.95
Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems introduces a provocative new hypothesis in medico-social theory - the theory that immunity and disease are in part socially constituted. It argues that immune systems function not just as biological entities but also as symbolic concepts charged with political significance. Bridging elements of psychology,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 33.00
This book considers how the unique mountain ecology and socio-cultural patterns of the Himalayan region of Ladakh contribute to a peculiar pattern of infant mortality. Highlighting the roles of ecology, culture, history, and political economy, it stresses the burdens of women's work in this region as crucial to birth outcome. more...
- Wiley 2006; US$ 139.95
An essential foundation for the practice of forensic anthropology This text is the first of its level written in more than twenty years. It serves as a summary and guide to the core material that needs to be mastered and evaluated for the practice of forensic anthropology. The text is divided into three parts that collectively provide a solid base... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 145.00
Throughout human history illness has been socially interpreted before its range of meanings could be understood and disseminated. Writers of diverse types have been as active in constructing these meanings as doctors, yet it is only recently that literary traditions have been recognized as a rich archive for these interpretations. These essays focus... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 124.95
"This book is virtually required reading for biological anthropologists and will be a useful, up-to-date primer on osteological analyses for a wider audience." — The Quarterly Review of Biology , March 2009 "… a comprehensive guide to the ever-changing discipline of physical anthropology… provides an in depth introduction to human... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95
For centuries, the Aghori have been known as the most radical ascetics in India: living naked on the cremation grounds, meditating on corpses, engaging in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consuming intoxicants out of human skulls. In recent years, however, they have shifted their practices from the embrace of ritually polluted substances to the healing... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 139.99
Takes an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding taphonomic modifications. This work covers topics such as: macroenvironmental variation and decomposition in different environments, taphonomic interpretation of water deaths, as well as interpretation of buried human remains. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 78.00
Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural medicine through interdisciplinary cultural-ecological models and personal and institutional developmental approaches to cross-cultural adaptation... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 70.00
What is the relationship between health, human nature, and human needs?. The impact of social change on communities?. The processes by which communities confront and overcome their health problems?. How do we study these health questions in new communities and become advocates for change?. These are critical questions in confronting the social causes... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2009; US$ 75.95
Presents guidelines for determining how to choose and when to use a forensic anthropologist. This book offers an historical overview of the field of forensic anthropology, and then presents basic information about how to approach a forensic recovery site. more...