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Medical anthropology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 35.00

    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...

  • Plagues in World Historyby John Aberth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 36.99

    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$ 40.99

    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...