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- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals, Second edition discusses the fundamentals of medical anthropology. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that present both the theoretical framework and case histories relevant to the topic. The coverage of the text includes the relationship of culture to various health related... more...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00
Notable anthropologist George Foster defined the first edition as "a very readable introductory text dealing with the sociocultural aspects of health," adding: "[T]he authors do a commendable jobÉ . I have profited from reading The Cultural Context of Health, Illness, and Medicine". With engaging examples, minimal jargon, and updated scholarship, the... more...
- Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95
Social scientific studies of medicine typically assume that systems of medical knowledge are uniform and consistent. But while anthropologists have long rejected the notion that cultures are discrete, bounded, and rule-drive entities, medical anthropology has been slower to develop alternative approaches to understanding cultures of health. This provocative... more...
- Anthem Press 2010; US$ 24.78
'Fat China' provides an in-depth analysis of the growing problem of obesity and body image in China as urban lifestyles change and a sizeable middle class emerges. Rising obesity rates are examined in relationship to changing diets, modern lifestyles, investment from foreign fast food and supermarket retailers and urban planning. Crucial to this analysis... more...
- AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 33.99
Far from being the province of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery, indigenous understanding of contagious disease in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world very often parallels western concepts of germ theory, according to the author. Labeling this 'indigenous contagion theory (ICT),' Green synthesizes the voluminous ethnographic work on tropical... more...
- Elsevier Science 1984; US$ 72.95
Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals covers basic ideas and research in medical anthropology. The book starts by discussing the scope of medical anthropology and the cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology, including the body structure and its functions. The text describes the clinical significance of food in... more...
- Hansisches Druck und Verlagshaus 2013; US$ 12.95
Sind Sie gesund? Das ist doch die Hauptsache, oder? Der Publizist und chrismon- Chefredakteur Arnd Brummer und der Theologieprofessor Klaas Huizing gehen dem weit verbreiteten Aberglauben nach, Gesundheit sei die allerwichtigste Voraussetzung für ein gelingendes Leben. Sie entlarven die Hybris, man müsse nur genügend viele Ratgeber lesen und befolgen,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 47.00
Examines - concepts of culture; medical systems; patient's experience of illness and treatment; and other topics. This book includes examples of particular health problems, such as HIV and malaria, which show how an anthropological approach can contribute to a better understanding of health and illness. more...