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Medical Anthropology And The World System

Author : Hans A. Baer
ISBN : 0897898451
Genre : Social Science
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Medical anthropology is one of the youngest and most dynamic of anthropology's various subdisciplines, examining health-related issues in precapitalist indigenous and state societies, capitalist societies, and postrevolutionary of socialist-oriented societies. While critical medical anthropology draws heavily on neo-Marxian, critical, and world systems theoretical perspectives, it attempts to incorporate the theoretical contributions of other systems in medical anthropology, including biocultural or medical ecology, ethnomedical approaches, cultural constructivism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism. This is the first textbook to incorporate this perspective.

Introducing Medical Anthropology

Author : Merrill Singer
ISBN : 9780759120907
Genre : Social Science
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This revised textbook provides students with a first exposure to the growing field of medical anthropology. The narrative is guided by unifying themes. First, medical anthropology is actively engaged in helping to address pressing health problems around the globe through research, intervention, and policy-related initiatives. Second, illness and disease cannot be fully understood or effectively addressed by treating them solely as biological in nature; rather, health problems involve complex biosocial processes and resolving them requires attention to range of factors including systems of belief, structures of social relationship, and environmental conditions. Third, through an examination of health inequalities on the one hand and environmental degradation and environment-related illness on the other, the book underlines the need for going beyond cultural or even ecological models of health toward a comprehensive medical anthropology. The authors show that a medical anthropology that integrates biological, cultural, and social factors to truly understand the origin of ill health will contribute to more effective and equitable health care systems.

A Reader In Medical Anthropology

Author : Byron J. Good
ISBN : 9781405183154
Genre : Social Science
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A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities brings together articles from the key theoretical approaches in the field of medical anthropology as well as related science and technology studies. The editors’ comprehensive introductions evaluate the historical lineages of these approaches and their value in addressing critical problems associated with contemporary forms of illness experience and health care. Presents a key selection of both classic and new agenda-setting articles in medical anthropology Provides analytic and historical contextual introductions by leading figures in medical anthropology, medical sociology, and science and technology studies Critically reviews the contribution of medical anthropology to a new global health movement that is reshaping international health agendas

Understanding And Applying Medical Anthropology

Author : Peter J. Brown
ISBN : 9781315416168
Genre : Social Science
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The editors of the third edition of the seminal textbook Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology bring it completely up to date for both instructors and students. The collection of 49 readings (17 of them new to this edition) offers extensive background description and exposes students to the breadth of theoretical, methodological, and practical perspectives and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied to a range of health settings: from cross-cultural clinical encounters to cultural analysis of new biomedical technologies and the implementation of programs in global health settings. The new edition features: • a major revision that eliminates many older readings in favor of more fresh, relevant selections; • a new section on structural violence that looks at the impact of poverty and other forms of social marginalization on health; • an updated and expanded section on “Conceptual Tools,” including new research and ideas that are currently driving the field of medical anthropology forward (such as epigenetics and syndemics); • new chapters on climate change, Ebola, PTSD among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, eating disorders, and autism, among others; • recent articles from Margaret Mead Award winners Sera Young, Seth Holmes, and Erin Finley, along with new articles by such established medical anthropologists as Paul Farmer and Merrill Singer.

Medical Anthropology

Author : Pool, Robert
ISBN : 9780335218509
Genre : Medical
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This book provides an introduction to the basic concepts, approaches and theories used, and shows how these contribute to understanding complex health related behaviour. Public health policies and interventions are more likely to be effective if the beliefs and behaviour of people are understood and taken into account.

Encyclopedia Of Medical Anthropology

Author : Carol R. Ember
ISBN : 9780306477546
Genre : Diseases
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Medical Anthropology

Author : Francine Saillant
ISBN : 9781405152495
Genre : Social Science
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Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns surveys medical anthropology by examining the multiplicity of intellectual traditions from which it emerged, taking a closer look at the paths charted by medical anthropologists in Europe and the Americas. An overview of the discipline, written by medical anthropologists of international stature. Includes case studies from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Also provides thematic perspectives, considering gender and politics in relation to medical anthropology.

Medical Anthropology

Author : George McClelland Foster
ISBN : UCAL:B4346604
Genre : Anthropology
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Medizinische Anthropologie.

The Art Of Medical Anthropology

Author : Sjaak van der Geest
ISBN : 9055891061
Genre : Medical anthropology
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A Companion To Medical Anthropology

Author : Merrill Singer
ISBN : 9781118863213
Genre : Social Science
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