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  • WITCHES, WESTERNERS, AND HIVby Alexander Rödlach

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    A witch's curse, an imperialist conspiracy, a racist plot—HIV/AIDS is a catastrophic health crisis with complex cultural dimensions. From small villages to the international system, explanations of where it comes from, who gets it, and who dies are tied to political agendas, religious beliefs, and the psychology of devastating grief. Frequently... more...

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

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 55.00

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 113.95

    This book assembles the growing scholarship on the study of infectious disease and infectious disease eradication programmes into one important volume. 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...

  • The Healthy Ancestorby Juliet McMullin

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    Native Americans, researchers increasingly worry, are disproportionately victims of epidemics and poor health because they “fail” to seek medical care, are “non-compliant” patients, or “lack immunity” enjoyed by the “mainstream” population. Challenging this dominant approach to indigenous health, Juliet... more...

  • Intimate Economies of Developmentby Chris Lyttleton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Biological Anthropology of the Human Skeletonby M. Anne Katzenberg; Shelley R. Saunders

    Wiley 2011; US$ 128.95

    "This book is virtually required reading for biological anthropologists and will be a useful, up-to-date primer on osteological analyses for a wider audience." — The Quarterly Review of Biology , March 2009 "… a comprehensive guide to the ever-changing discipline of physical anthropology… provides an in depth introduction to human... 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...