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Medical anthropology

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  • 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

    Humana Press 2007; US$ 209.00

    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$ 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

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 89.95

    Introduction "Some Bones Have Been Found" What the Forensic Anthropologist Can and Cannot Do Techniques for Recovering Skeletonized Human Remains Ten Key Questions Assessing Ancestry (Race) From the Skeleton, George W. Gill Determination of Time Since Death Special Techniques ? Their Value and Limitations An Introduction to... more...

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

    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...

  • Precious Pillsby Audrey Prost

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 120.00

    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

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    Introduction to Forensic Odontology Medical Autopsy Forensic Odontology Classification of Dental Remains Role of Dental Professionals Instrumentation Crime Scene Antemortem Records Postmortem Records?The Dental Autopsy Methods of Comparison and Identification Mass Disaster Facial Approximation Odontoglyphics?Bitemarks 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...

  • Scripting Addictionby E. Summerson Carr

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    Scripting Addiction takes readers into the highly ritualized world of mainstream American addiction treatment. It is a world where clinical practitioners evaluate how drug users speak about themselves and their problems, and where the ideal of "healthy" talk is explicitly promoted, carefully monitored, and identified as the primary... more...