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  • 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...

  • Framing and Imagining Disease in Cultural Historyby Professor George Rousseau; Miranda Gill; David B. Haycock; Malte Herwig

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 165.00

    Throughout human history illness has been socially interpreted before its range of meanings could be understood and disseminated. Writers of diverse types have been as active in constructing these meanings as doctors, yet it is only recently that literary traditions have been recognized as a rich archive for these interpretations. These essays focus... more...

  • Aghor Medicineby Ronald L. Barrett

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95

    For centuries, the Aghori have been known as the most radical ascetics in India: living naked on the cremation grounds, meditating on corpses, engaging in cannibalism and coprophagy, and consuming intoxicants out of human skulls. In recent years, however, they have shifted their practices from the embrace of ritually polluted substances to the healing... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...