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  • 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...

  • Introduction to Syndemicsby Merrill Singer

    Wiley 2009; US$ 80.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Medical Anthropology and the World System: Critical Perspectivesby Hans A. Baer; Merrill Singer

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    Medical Anthropology and the World System: Critical Perspectives, Third Edition includes updated and expanded information on medical anthropology, resulting in an even more comprehensive resource for undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers worldwide. ||As in the previous versions of this text, the authors provide insights from the... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Anthropology of Climate Change: An Integrated Critical Perspectiveby 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...