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  • Introduction to Syndemicsby Merrill Singer

    Wiley 2009; US$ 78.00

    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...

  • Killer commoditiesby Merrill Singer; Hans Baer

    AltaMira Press 2008; US$ 36.99

    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...

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

    AltaMira Press 2010; US$ 84.99

    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...

  • A Companion to Medical Anthropologyby Merrill Singer; Pamela I. Erickson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 214.95

    A Companion to Medical Anthropology examines the current issues, controversies, and state of the field in medical anthropology today. Examines the key issues and current debates in medical anthropology Provides an expert view of the major topics and themes to concern the discipline since its founding in the 1960s Written by leading international... more...

  • Comprehending Drug Useby J. Bryan Page; Merrill Singer

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    Comprehending Drug Use , the first full-length critical overview of the use of ethnographic methods in drug research, synthesizes more than one hundred years of study on the human encounter with psychotropic drugs. J. Bryan Page and Merrill Singer create a comprehensive examination of the whole field of drug ethnography-methodology that involves... more...

  • Introducing Medical Anthropologyby Merrill Singer; Hans Baer

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 36.99

    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$ 41.99

    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...

  • Social Value of Drug Addictsby Merrill Singer; J Bryan Page

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 94.00

    Drug users are typically portrayed as worthless slackers, burdens on society, and just plain useless—culturally, morally, and economically. By contrast, this book argues that the social construction of some people as useless is in fact extremely useful to other people. Leading medical anthropologists Merrill Singer and J. Bryan Page analyze... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 147.00

    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 System: Critical Perspectivesby 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...