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Medical anthropology

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  • Culture, Health and Illnessby Cecil Helman

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals covers basic ideas and research in medical anthropology. The book starts by discussing the scope of medical anthropology and the cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology, including the body structure and its functions. The text describes the clinical significance of food in... more...

  • Culture, Health and Illness, Fifth editionby Cecil G. Helman

    CRC Press 2007; US$ 57.95

    Culture, Health and Illness is the leading international textbook on the role of cultural and social factors in health, illness, and medical care. Since first published in 1984, it has been used in over 40 countries within universities, medical schools and nursing colleges. This new edition meets the ever-growing need for a clear starting point in... 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...

  • Diseases and Human Evolutionby Ethne Barnes

    University of New Mexico Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Barnes, a paleopathologist, offers general overviews of specific diseases (West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Ebola, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, cholera, etc.) and their carriers. 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

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

  • 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$ 149.95

    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...

  • Intimate Economies of Developmentby Chris Lyttleton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are seldom considered as fundamental elements of donor-driven development as it impacts on the lives of people in poor countries. Yet, alongside structural interventions, emotional or affective engagements are central to processes of social change and the making of selves for those caught up in development?s... more...