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Medical anthropology

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  • 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...

  • Forensic Anthropologyby Megan B. Brickley; Roxana Ferllini

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 53.95

    This important new text contains the first collection of forensic anthropology case studies to be published from Europe. Forensic Anthropology: Case Studies From Europe aims to highlight recent developments in the discipline within Europe, and to allow comparisons to be made between work done in various European countries and the Americas. This book... 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...

  • Migration And Health In The European Unionby Bernd Rechel; Philipa Mladovsky; Walter DevillÚ

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 57.00

    This book, part of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy series, focuses on the different aspects of migration and health and how they can be addressed by health care systems. This is a key text for health policy makers and advisers. more...

  • The Moral Discourse of Health in Modern Cairoby Mohammed Tabishat

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In The Moral Discourse of Health in Modern Cairo: Persons, Bodies, and Organs, Mohammed Tabishat uses anthropological descriptive methods and discourse analytic perspectives to focus on health care practices in a holistic fashion aimed at preserving and improving life in contemporary Cairo. Tabishat employs therapeutic data as a complex index... 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...

  • Postcolonial Disordersby Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good; Sandra Teresa Hyde; Sarah Pinto; Byron J. Good

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    The essays in this volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists,... more...

  • The Taste for Knowledgeby Sylvie Fainzang; Hans Eimar Hem; Mette Bech Ris°r

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 27.72

    The Taste for Knowledge: Medical anthropology facing medical realities demonstrates how medical anthropology is becoming increasingly important in the fields of medical research and public health.The taste for knowledge is precisely what readers of this book will come to share with the authors, who examine some of the major issues in medical anthropology... more...

  • Technologized Images, Technologized Bodiesby Jeanette Edwards; Penelope Harvey; Peter Wade

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 120.00

    The modern world is saturated with images. Scientific knowledge of the human body (in all its variety) is highly dependent on the technological generation of visual data ? brain and body scans, x-rays, diagrams, graphs and charts. New technologies afford scientists and medical experts new possibilities for probing and revealing previously invisible... more...