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Medical anthropology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Plagues in World Historyby John Aberth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 33.99

    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$ 36.99

    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...

  • 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 Illnessby Cecil G. Helman

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals, Second edition discusses the fundamentals of medical anthropology. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that present both the theoretical framework and case histories relevant to the topic. The coverage of the text includes the relationship of culture to various health related... more...

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

    CRC Press 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...

  • 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...