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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Scripting Addictionby E. Summerson Carr

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    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 of therapeutic... more...

  • Intimate Economies of Developmentby 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...

  • The Juvenile Skeletonby Louise Scheuer; Sue Black

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 111.00

    The identification of even the smallest human fetal bone can be vital to the success of a criminal investigation or to the identification of the deceased. This book examines every bone in the human body from its earliest embryological stage through to maturity and is profusely illustrated with superb bone drawings at every stage of development. The... 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...

  • Forensic Approaches to Death, Disaster and Abuseby Marc Oxenham

    Australian Academic Press 2008; US$ 41.95

    How are forensic investigations conducted? What are the latest techniques in forensic methods? This book provides a comprehensive resource for the study of forensic science and its approaches to the investigation of death, disaster, and abuse. It draws together scientists and practitioners from the Asia–Pacific region with a range of specialties... more...

  • Juvenile Osteologyby Louise Scheuer; Sue Black; Maureen C. Schaefer

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 55.95

    The need for a laboratory and field manual to assist with the evaluation of juvenile skeletal material is long overdue. This resource is essential for the practising osteoarchaeologist and forensic anthropologist who requires a quick, reliable and easy-to-use reference to aid in the identification, siding and aging of juvenile osseous material. While... more...