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Medical anthropology

  • Forensic Anthropology and Medicineby

    Humana Press 2007; US$ 209.00

    This comprehensive text takes an interdisciplinary and international approach to understanding taphonomic modifications. Topics covered include: Macroenvironmental variation and decomposition in different environments, taphonomic interpretation of water deaths, as well as interpretation of buried human remains. Liberally illustrated with photographs,... more...

  • Early Modern Humans at the Moravian Gateby

    Springer Vienna 2007; US$ 279.00

    This beautifully illustrated monograph addresses - for the first time - the complete assemblage of the Mladec caves finds, including the human cranial, post cranial, teeth and jaw fragments of several individuals as well as faunal remains and archaeological objects. Leading scientists present their results, obtained with innovative techniques such... more...

  • Plagues in World Historyby John Aberth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 36.99

    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 and the World Systemby Hans Baer; Merrill Singer; Ida Susser

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 116.00

    Medical anthropology is one of the youngest and most dynamic of anthropology's various subdisciplines. Critical medical anthropology has evolved into one of the major perspectives through which faculty and students study the field. It examines health-related issues in precapitalist indigenous and state societies, capitalist societies, and postrevolutionary... 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...

  • 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...

  • Forensic Anthropologyby Megan B. Brickley; Roxana Ferllini

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 53.95

    This important new text contains the first collection of forensic anthropology case studies to be published from Europe. Forensic Anthropology: Case Studies From Europe aims to highlight recent developments in the discipline within Europe, and to allow comparisons to be made between work done in various European countries and the Americas. This book... 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...

  • 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... more...

  • Technologized Images, Technologized Bodiesby Jeanette Edwards; Penelope Harvey; Peter Wade

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 120.00

    The modern world is saturated with images. Scientific knowledge of the human body (in all its variety) is highly dependent on the technological generation of visual data ? brain and body scans, x-rays, diagrams, graphs and charts. New technologies afford scientists and medical experts new possibilities for probing and revealing previously invisible... more...