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Medical anthropology

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  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2011; US$ 65.95 US$ 57.16

    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...

  • Precious Pillsby Audrey Prost

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 24.95

    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 changes... more...

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

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 159.95

    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...

  • Scripting Addictionby E. Summerson Carr

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 37.50 US$ 32.25

    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 sign... more...

  • The Anthropology of Health and Healingby Mari Womack

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 62.99

    The Anthropology of Health and Healing is the first text to take an integrative approach to the discipline of medical anthropology. In this book, Mari Womack champions a practice of medicine that includes the maintenance of health as well as treatment of illness, emphasizing the importance of lifestyle and the life cycle. more...

  • Plagues in World Historyby John Aberth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99

    Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. John Aberth considers not only their varied impact but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes.... more...

  • Introducing Medical Anthropologyby Merrill Singer; Hans Baer

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 42.99

    This new edition introduces students to the growing field of medical anthropology. It reviews the basic perspectives and concepts and the latest debates in the field in a more comprehensive fashion than many other comparable works. 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...