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Medical anthropology books

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Breastfeeding New Anthropological Approaches by Cecilia Tomori Breastfeeding New Anthropological Approaches

Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches unites sociocultural, archaeological and biological anthropological scholarship to spark new trans-disciplinary conversations and research about breastfeeding. While breastfeeding has become the subject of intense debate in many settings, anthropological perspectives have played a limited role in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2017

Breastfeeding New Anthropological Approaches by Cecilia Tomori Breastfeeding New Anthropological Approaches

Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches unites sociocultural, archaeological and biological anthropological scholarship to spark new trans-disciplinary conversations and research about breastfeeding. While breastfeeding has become the subject of intense debate in many settings, anthropological perspectives have played a limited role in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/11/2017

Selective Reproduction in the 21st Century by Ayo Wahlberg Selective Reproduction in the 21st Century

This book explores how conditions for childbearing are changing in the 21st century under the impact of new biomedical technologies. This is invaluable reading for scholars of medical anthropology, medical sociology and science and technology studies, as well as for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/08/2017

Health, Culture and Society Conceptual Legacies and Contemporary Applications by Elizabeth Ettorre, Ellen Annandale, Barbara Katz Rothman Health, Culture and Society Conceptual Legacies and Contemporary Applications
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This book traces the history of formative, enduring concepts, foundational in the development of the health disciplines. It explores existing literature, and subsequent contested applications. Feminist legacies are discussed with a clear message that early sociological and anthropological theories and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

The Riddle of Malnutrition The Long Arc of Biomedical and Public Health Interventions in Uganda by Jennifer Tappan The Riddle of Malnutrition The Long Arc of Biomedical and Public Health Interventions in Uganda

More than ten million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition globally each year. In Uganda, longstanding efforts to understand, treat, and then prevent the condition initially served to medicalize it, in the eyes of both biomedical personnel and Ugandans who...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2017

The Riddle of Malnutrition The Long Arc of Biomedical and Public Health Interventions in Uganda by Jennifer Tappan The Riddle of Malnutrition The Long Arc of Biomedical and Public Health Interventions in Uganda

More than ten million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition globally each year. In Uganda, longstanding efforts to understand, treat, and then prevent the condition initially served to medicalize it, in the eyes of both biomedical personnel and Ugandans who...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

Exploring Medical Anthropology by Donald (Smith College, USA) Joralemon Exploring Medical Anthropology
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Now in its fourth edition, Exploring Medical Anthropology provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples and the author's personal research experiences...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017

Exploring Medical Anthropology by Donald (Smith College, USA) Joralemon Exploring Medical Anthropology
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Now in its fourth edition, Exploring Medical Anthropology provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples and the author's personal research experiences...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017

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Body and Personhood in the United States Marine Corps Identifying the Socio-Cultural in Stress and Distress by Frank Tortorello Body and Personhood in the United States Marine Corps Identifying the Socio-Cultural in Stress and Distress

In much of the discourse on stress, distress and resilience (SDR) in the US Marine Corps there is the recognition that the social somehow plays a role in the development of stress and distress. However, these arguments are most often...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds by Holly F. (East Carolina University, USA) Mathews Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds
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Cancer is a transnational condition involving the unprecedented flow of health information, technologies, and people across national borders. Such movement raises questions about the nature of therapeutic citizenship, how and where structurally vulnerable populations obtain care, and the political geography...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2017

HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine Anthropological Complicities by Graham (Australian National University) Fordham HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine Anthropological Complicities

Drawing on the case of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, this book examines how anthropological and other interpretative social science research has been utilized in modeling the AIDS epidemic, and in the design and implementation of interventions. It argues that much social...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2017

A Transnational Feminist View of Surrogacy Biomarkets in India by Sheela Saravanan A Transnational Feminist View of Surrogacy Biomarkets in India

This book takes a reproductive justice approach to argue that surrogacy as practised in the contemporary neoliberal biomarkets crosses the humanitarian thresholds of feminism.
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/12/2017

Diagnostic Controversy Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare by Carolyn (Southern Methodist University, USA) Smith-Morris Diagnostic Controversy Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare
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This collection is dedicated to the diagnostic moment and its unrivaled influence on encompassment and exclusion in health care. Diagnosis is seen as both an expression and a vehicle of biomedical hegemony, yet it is also a necessary and speculative...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2017

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Studies in Forensic Biohistory Anthropological Perspectives by Christopher Stojanowski Studies in Forensic Biohistory Anthropological Perspectives

Highlights the role of anthropologists in revealing the histories and contemporary social facts that are reflected in dead bodies.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/01/2017

Remembering the Body Ethical Issues in Body Mapping Research by Treena Orchard Remembering the Body Ethical Issues in Body Mapping Research

This volume explores the arts-based methodology of body mapping, a participant-driven approach wherein people create richly illustrated life-size maps that articulate their embodied experiences with various health issues.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/12/2016

Midwives and Mothers The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation by Sheila Cosminsky Midwives and Mothers The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

The World Health Organization is currently promoting a policy of replacing traditional or lay midwives in countries around the world. As part of an effort to record the knowledge of local midwives before it is lost, Midwives and Mothers explores...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2016

Midwives and Mothers The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation by Sheila Cosminsky Midwives and Mothers The Medicalization of Childbirth on a Guatemalan Plantation

Covering a forty-year period, this comparative and longitudinal study traces the medicalization of birth in Guatemala and its effects on women's lives and their economic and social status.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2016

Critical Medical Anthropology by Merrill Singer, Hans Baer Critical Medical Anthropology
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The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction and overview to the critical perspective as it has evolved in medical anthropology over the last ten years. Standing as an opposition approach to conventional medical anthropology, critical medical anthropology...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2016

Cosmos, Gods and Madmen Frameworks in the Anthropologies of Medicine by Roland Littlewood Cosmos, Gods and Madmen Frameworks in the Anthropologies of Medicine

The social anthropology of sickness and health has always been concerned with religious cosmologies. The chapters cover a range of ethnographic areas and examine notions of personhood, agency, uncertainty and control among other questions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2016

The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology by Lenore Manderson The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology provides a contemporary overview of the key themes in medical anthropology. In this exciting departure from conventional handbooks, compendia and encyclopedias, the three editors have written the core chapters of the volume, and in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/05/2016

The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States by Anna (Wright State University, USA) Bellisari The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States
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This volume examines the biocultural dimensions of obesity from an anthropological perspective in an effort to broaden understanding of a growing public health concern. The United States of America currently has the highest rates of obesity among developed countries, with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2016

The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States by Anna (Wright State University, USA) Bellisari The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States
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This volume examines the biocultural dimensions of obesity from an anthropological perspective in an effort to broaden understanding of a growing public health concern. The United States of America currently has the highest rates of obesity among developed countries, with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2016

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