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Medical anthropology

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  • 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...

  • Deep Chinaby Arthur Kleinman; Yunxiang Yan; Jing Jun; Dr. Sing Lee; Everett Zhang

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Deep China investigates the emotional and moral lives of the Chinese people as they adjust to the challenges of modernity. Sharing a medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry perspective, Arthur Kleinman, Yunxiang Yan, Jing Jun, Sing Lee, Everett Zhang, Pan Tianshu, Wu Fei, and Guo Jinhua delve into intimate and sometimes hidden areas of personal... more...

  • Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systemsby James M. Wilce Jr.

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 73.95

    Social and Cultural Lives of Immune Systems introduces a provocative new hypothesis in medico-social theory - the theory that immunity and disease are in part socially constituted. It argues that immune systems function not just as biological entities but also as symbolic concepts charged with political significance. Bridging elements of psychology,... more...

  • National Healthsby Michael Worton; Wilson Tagoe

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    In today's globalised world, it is increasingly important to understand the otherness of different societies and their beliefs, histories and practices. This book focuses on a burning cultural issue: how concepts and constructions of gender and sexuality impact upon health, medicine and healthcare. Starting from the premise that health is neither... more...

  • An Ecology of High-Altitude Infancyby Andrea S. Wiley

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00

    Examines the low birth weight and infant mortality in high-altitude Indian region Ladakh. more...

  • Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropologyby Linda L. Klepinger

    Wiley 2006; US$ 144.95

    An essential foundation for the practice of forensic anthropology This text is the first of its level written in more than twenty years. It serves as a summary and guide to the core material that needs to be mastered and evaluated for the practice of forensic anthropology. The text is divided into three parts that collectively provide a solid base... more...

  • Forensic Anthropology and Medicineby Aurore Schmitt; Eugénia Cunha; João Pinheiro

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    Takes an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding taphonomic modifications. This work covers topics such as: macroenvironmental variation and decomposition in different environments, taphonomic interpretation of water deaths, as well as interpretation of buried human remains. more...

  • Doing Health Anthropologyby Christie W. Kiefer

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 79.00

    What is the relationship between health, human nature, and human needs?. The impact of social change on communities?. The processes by which communities confront and overcome their health problems?. How do we study these health questions in new communities and become advocates for change?. These are critical questions in confronting the social causes... more...

  • The Use of Forensic Anthropologyby Robert B. Pickering; David Bachman

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 83.95

    A forensic investigation requires a team of specialists from many different scientific fields of study along with legal and law enforcement specialists. In recent years, the range of cases on which forensic anthropologists have been consulted has expanded dramatically. The Use of Forensic Anthropology provides these professionals with guidelines... more...

  • Precious Pillsby Audrey Prost

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    Through an ethnography of the social and medical worlds of a community of Tibetan refugees in India, this book addresses two main questions: first, how has the prolonged displacement of Tibetan refugees affected concepts of health in the exile community? Second, how has exile changed traditional Tibetan medical practices? It explores how social... more...