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Medical anthropology

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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

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

  • Framing and Imagining Disease in Cultural Historyby Professor George Rousseau; Miranda Gill; David B. Haycock; Malte Herwig

    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...

  • Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropologyby Linda L. Klepinger

    Wiley 2006; US$ 154.95 US$ 134.29

    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... more...

  • Technique and Application in Dental Anthropologyby Joel D. Irish; Greg C. Nelson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    A valuable reference source, bringing together a variety of the most accomplished dental researchers. more...

  • Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeletonby M. Anne Katzenberg; Shelley R. Saunders

    Wiley 2011; US$ 136.95 US$ 118.69

    "This book is virtually required reading for biological anthropologists and will be a useful, up-to-date primer on osteological analyses for a wider audience." ? The Quarterly Review of Biology , March 2009 "? a comprehensive guide to the ever-changing discipline of physical anthropology? provides an in depth introduction to human skeletal biology.... more...

  • Aghor Medicineby Ronald L. Barrett

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    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...

  • Forensic Anthropology and Medicineby Aurore Schmitt

    Humana Press 2007; US$ 249.00

    Recent political, religious, ethnic, and racial conflicts, as well as mass disasters, have significantly helped to bring to light the almost unknown dis- pline of forensic anthropology. This science has become particularly useful to forensic pathologists because it aids in solving various puzzles, such as id- tifying victims and documenting crimes.... more...

  • Culture and Healthby Michael Winkelman

    Wiley 2008; US$ 85.00 US$ 73.67

    Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural medicine through interdisciplinary cultural-ecological models and personal and institutional developmental approaches to cross-cultural adaptation... more...

  • Doing Health Anthropologyby PhD Christie W. Kiefer

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 87.99

    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... more...

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

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 89.95

    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...