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Medical anthropology

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  • 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...

  • Embodied Progressby Sarah Franklin

    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...

  • An Anthropology of Biomedicineby Margaret Lock; Vinh-Kim Nguyen

    Wiley 2011; US$ 123.95

    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...

  • 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$ 149.95

    "I enthusiastically recommend Fundamentals of Forensic Anthropology as reading in upper level forensic anthropology courses…both strongly theoretical and practical.  I also recommend it to all forensic-science professionals as a helpful reference to have at hand." ( The Applied Anthropologist , Spring 2008, reviewed by Gabrielle Jones)... 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 48.00

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

  • Aghor Medicineby Ronald L. Barrett

    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...