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- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 63.95
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 165.00
Throughout human history illness has been socially interpreted before its range of meanings could be understood and disseminated. Writers of diverse types have been as active in constructing these meanings as doctors, yet it is only recently that literary traditions have been recognized as a rich archive for these interpretations. These essays focus... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95
For centuries, the Aghori have been known as the most radical ascetics in India: living naked on the cremation grounds, meditating on corpses, engaging in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consuming intoxicants out of human skulls. In recent years, however, they have shifted their practices from the embrace of ritually polluted substances to the healing... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00
This is an in-depth look at the biomedical, socio-cultural, economic, legal and political, and educational vulnerabilities faced by the population that is most vulnerable to the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS: African women. more...