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Medical anthropology

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

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 46.00

    A valuable 2008 reference source bringing together a variety of today's 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...

  • 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...

  • Culture and Healthby Michael Winkelman

    Wiley 2008; US$ 78.00

    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 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...

  • African Women's Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDSby Linda K. Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Dental Autopsyby William E. Silver; Richard R. Souviron

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 154.95

    The most advanced and complete forensic dentistry resource of its kind, this volume provides essential guidance in all areas of forensics odontologly. It supplies medical examiners and forensic investigators with the detailed information needed to perform their work with the highest level of authority in the dental autopsy lab, the field, and the... more...

  • Age Estimation of the Human Skeletonby Krista E. Latham; Michael Finnegan

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 49.95

    Age Estimation of the Human Skeleton is a needed up-to-date book providing anthropologists and anatomists with a broad spectrum of techniques focused on aging human skeletal remains. It represents the most current reference book devoted entirely to estimating age at death for skeletonized and decomposed human remains and is a convenient starting point... more...