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- Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 25.95
In the wake of structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and health reforms in the 1990s, the majority of sub-Saharan African governments spend less than ten dollars per capita on health annually, and many Africans have limited access to basic medical care. Using a community-level approach, anthropologist Ellen E. Foley analyzes the implementation... more...
- 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...
- 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
Edward C. Green, experienced anthropologist and prolific writer, offers what can only be described as an engaging comprehensive account of ICT (indigenous Contagion Theories).... Overall, this book appears to be geared towards those who have little or noknowledge of social explanatons of illnessses or of layman beliefs. The author does manage to convey... more...
- Westview Press 2014; US$ 33.99
“ Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective presents human health and nutrition from a perspective that recognizes the overlapping and synergistic functions of biology, behavior, and environment. A classic in medical anthropology, this remains one of the fundamental texts in the field.? ?Dale Hutchinson, University of North Carolina “McElroy... more...
- Hansisches Druck und Verlagshaus 2013; US$ 10.87
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...