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  • Global Capitalism and Climate Change: The Need for an Alternative World Systemby Hans A. Baer

    AltaMira Press 2012; US$ 99.99

    This book constitutes an effort to develop a critical social science of climate change, one that posits its roots in global capitalism with its emphasis on profit-making, a treadmill of production and consumption, heavy reliance on fossil fuels, and commitment to ongoing economic expansion. more...

  • Toward an Integrative Medicineby Hans A. Baer

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 35.99

    This book chronicles the transformation of the holistic health movement as it increasingly influences the delivery of health care in America. He describes the battle for legitimacy by alternative therapeutic practitioners, and the increasing interest by the biomedical profession in the possibilities of a complementary and integrative medical system.... more...

  • Killer commoditiesby Merrill Singer; Hans Baer

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 40.99

    Killer Commodities addresses the impact of harmful products on consumers throughout the world. These case studies highlight the processes of production and marketing of these products, as well as the nature of relevant public health policies. more...

  • Introducing Medical Anthropologyby Merrill Singer; Hans Baer

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 40.99

    This new edition introduces students to the growing field of medical anthropology. It reviews the basic perspectives and concepts and the latest debates in the field in a more comprehensive fashion than many other comparable works. more...

  • Climate Politics And The Climate Movement In Australiaby Verity Burgmann; Hans Baer

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; Not Available

    Climate change is the hottest topic of the twenty-first century and the climate movement a significant global social movement. This book examines the broad context of Australian climate politics and the place of the climate movement within it. Acting 'from above' are the most powerful forces-corporations and governments, both Labor and Coalition-with... more...

  • The Anthropology of Climate Changeby Hans Baer; Merrill Singer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    In addressing the urgent questions raised by climate change, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the anthropology of climate change guided by a critical political ecological framework. It argues that anthropologists must significantly expand their focus on climate change and their contributions to responding to climate change as a grave... more...

  • Medical Anthropology and the World Systemby Hans Baer; Merrill Singer; Ida Susser

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 116.00

    Medical anthropology is one of the youngest and most dynamic of anthropology's various subdisciplines. Critical medical anthropology has evolved into one of the major perspectives through which faculty and students study the field. It examines health-related issues in precapitalist indigenous and state societies, capitalist societies, and postrevolutionary... more...

  • Medical Anthropology and the World Systemby Hans Baer; Merrill Singer; Ida Susser

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Now in its third edition, this textbook serves to frame understandings of health, health-related behavior, and health care in light of social and health inequality as well as structural violence. It also examines how the exercise of power in the health arena and in society overall impacts human health and well-being. more...

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