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Medical anthropology

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  • 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...

  • Cultural Context of Health, Illness, and Medicine, Theby Elisa Sobo; Martha Loustaunau

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    "Sobo and Loustaunau have done a splendid job in providing a concise, engaging, informative, and very readable introduction to the fields of medical anthropology and medical sociology. A successful synthesis of socio-behavioral science, health services, and public health knowledge which advances the field and should help to improve the quality of... more...

  • Indigenous Theories of Contagious Diseaseby Edward C. Green

    AltaMira Press 2000; US$ 36.99

    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...

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

    Westview Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Hauptsache gesund!by Klaas Huizing; Arnd Brummer

    Hansisches Druck und Verlagshaus 2013; US$ 11.35

    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...

  • Forensic Anthropology Training Manualby Karen Ramey Burns

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 93.95

    Provides basic information on successfully collecting, processing, analyzing, and describing skeletal human remains. Forensic Anthropology Training Manual serves as a practical reference tool and a framework for training in forensic anthropology. The first chapter informs judges, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and international workers... 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 60.00

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

  • Medical Anthropologyby Robert Pool

    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...