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  • 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...

  • Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspectiveby Ann McElroy; Patricia K Townsend

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 36.99

    Integrating biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, this premier teaching text for medical anthropology has been updated to reflect the latest developments in the field. 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...

  • The Anthropology of Infectious Diseaseby Peter J. Brown; Marcia C. Inhorn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 113.95

    Anthropological contributions to the study of infectious disease and to the study of actual infectious disease eradication programmes have rarely been collected in one volume. In the era of AIDS and the global resurgance of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria, there is widespread interest and concern about the cultural, ecological... more...

  • Intimate Economies of Development: Health, Sexuality and Mobility in Asiaby Chris Lyttleton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Advances in Human Palaeopathologyby Ron Pinhasi; Simon Mays

    Wiley 2008; US$ 175.95

    This volume presents a truly integrated methodological and biocultural approach to the expanding discipline of human palaeopathology. The book provides researchers and practitioners with a comprehensive guide to the main methods and techniques that are currently available for studying diseases and related conditions from human skeletal remains.... more...

  • Early Modern Humans at the Moravian Gateby Maria Teschler-nicola

    Springer 2007; US$ 279.00

    Deals with the assemblage of the Mladec caves finds. This illustrated book includes the human cranial, post cranial, teeth and jaw fragments of several individuals as well as faunal remains and archaeological objects. Here, the scientists present their results, obtained with techniques such as DNA analysis, 3D-morphometry and isotope analysis. more...

  • AIDS, Sex, and Cultureby Ida Susser

    Wiley 2009; US$ 109.95

    AIDS, Sex, and Culture is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women, based on the author’s own extensive ethnographic research. based on the author's own story growing up in South Africa looks at the impact of social conservatism in the US on AIDS prevention programs discussion of the experiences... more...

  • Infections and Inequalitiesby Paul Farmer

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 29.95

    Paul Farmer has battled AIDS in rural Haiti and deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. A physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field, Farmer writes from the front lines of the war against these modern plagues and shows why, even more than those of history, they target the poor. This "peculiarly modern... more...