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  • Introduction to Syndemicsby Merrill Singer

    Wiley 2009; US$ 80.00 US$ 69.33

    This book explains the growing field of syndemic theory and research, a framework for the analysis and prevention of disease interactions that addresses underlying social and environmental causes. This perspective complements single-issue prevention strategies, which can be effective for discrete problems, but often are mismatched to the goal of protecting... more...

  • New Drugs on the Streetby Merrill Singer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    Learn the public health implications of shifting drug-related risks among the inner city poor Inner city drug use behavior shifts and changes, leaving past drug treatment programs, drug prevention efforts, health care provisions for drug users, and social service practice unprepared to effectively respond. New Drugs on the Street: Changing Inner City... more...

  • A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Healthby Merrill Singer

    Wiley 2016; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health presents a collection of readings that utilize a medical anthropological approach to explore the interface of humans and the environment in the shaping of health and illness around the world. Features the latest ethnographic research from around the world related to the multiple impacts... more...

  • Anthropology of Infectious Diseaseby Merrill Singer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 42.95

    This book synthesizes the flourishing field of anthropology of infectious disease in a critical, biocultural framework. Leading medical anthropologist Merrill Singer holistically unites the behaviors of microorganisms and the activities of complex social systems, showing how we exist with pathogenic agents of disease in a complex process of co-evolution.... more...

  • Killer commoditiesby Merrill Singer; Hans Baer

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 43.99

    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$ 42.99

    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...

  • Unhealthy Health Policyby Merrill Singer; Arachu Castro

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 48.99

    This new collection turns a critical anthropological eye on the nature of health policy internationally. The authors reveal the prevailing social inequalities that often represent significant threats to the health and well being of the poor, ethnic minorities, and women. The authors define an 'anthropology of policy' concerned with decision-making... more...

  • The Anthropology of Climate Changeby Hans Baer; Merrill Singer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.95

    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...

  • Global Warming and the Political Ecology of Healthby Hans Baer; Merrill Singer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 39.95

    In this groundbreaking, global analysis of the relationship between climate change and human health, Hans Baer and Merrill Singer inventory and critically analyze the diversity of significant and sometimes devastating health implications of global warming. Using a range of theoretical tools from anthropology, medicine, and environmental sciences, they... more...

  • The War Machine and Global Healthby Merrill Singer; G. Derrick Hodge

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 99.99

    This book of essays by medical anthropologists and other health social scientists examines the full measure of the disastrous global health effects of war in the contemporary world. It provides a political economic framework for assessing the war machine. more...