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Medical anthropology

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  • Intimate Economies of Developmentby Chris Lyttleton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Plagues in World Historyby John Aberth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • 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 changes... 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 sign... more...

  • 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...

  • Technique and Application in Dental Anthropologyby Joel D. Irish; Greg C. Nelson

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 48.00

    A valuable reference source, bringing together a variety of the most accomplished dental researchers. more...

  • The Use of Forensic Anthropologyby Robert B. Pickering; David Bachman

    CRC Press 2009; US$ 89.95

    A forensic investigation requires a team of specialists from many different scientific fields of study along with legal and law enforcement specialists. In recent years, the range of cases on which forensic anthropologists have been consulted has expanded dramatically. The Use of Forensic Anthropology provides these professionals with guidelines... more...

  • AIDS, Sex, and Cultureby Ida Susser

    Wiley 2009; US$ 117.95

    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... more...