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  • Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspectiveby Ann McElroy; Patricia K Townsend

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 33.99

    Integrating biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, this premier teaching text for medical anthropology has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. more...

  • Human Biologists in the Archivesby D. Ann Herring; Alan C. Swedlund

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 68.00

    Explores the use of historical and other records to expand the horizons for anthropological research. more...

  • Fat Chinaby Paul French; Matthew Crabbe

    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...

  • Indigenous Theories of Contagious Diseaseby Edward C. Green

    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...

  • Hauptsache gesund!by Klaas Huizing; Arnd Brummer

    Hansisches Druck und Verlagshaus 2013; US$ 12.22

    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...

  • The Cultural Context of Health, Illness, and Medicineby Elisa Sobo; Martha Loustaunau

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    A "one size fits all" approach to health care doesn't work well, especially for America's extremely diverse population. This book provides a lively and accessible discussion of how and why a more flexible and culturally sensitive system of health care can?and must be?achieved. 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...

  • Embodied Progressby Sarah Franklin

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    New reproductive technologies, such as in vitrio fertilization, have been the subject of intense public discussion and debate worldwide. In addition to difficult ethical, moral, personal and political questions, new technologies of assisted conception also raise novel socio-cultural dilemmas. How are parenthood, kinship and procreation being redefined... more...

  • New Horizons in Medical Anthropologyby Margaret Lock; Mark Nichter

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 55.95

    New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a festschrift in honor of Charles Leslie whose influential career helped shape this subfield of anthropology. This collection of cutting-edge essays explores medical innovation and medical pluralism at the turn of the 21st century. The book accomplishes two things: it reflects recent research by medical anthropologists... more...

  • An Anthropology of Biomedicineby Margaret Lock; Vinh-Kim Nguyen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 119.95

    An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop... more...