Medical Anthropology A Biocultural Approach

ISBN-10: 0199797080
ISBN-13: 9780199797080
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Description: An ideal core text for introductory courses,Medical Anthropology: A Biocultural Approach, Second Edition, offers an accessible and contemporary overview of this rapidly expanding field. For each health issue examined in the text, the authors first  More...

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List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.65" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

An ideal core text for introductory courses,Medical Anthropology: A Biocultural Approach, Second Edition, offers an accessible and contemporary overview of this rapidly expanding field. For each health issue examined in the text, the authors first present basic biological information on specific conditions and then expand their analysis to include evolutionary, historical, and cross-cultural perspectives on how these issues are understood.Medical Anthropologyconsiders how a biocultural approach can be applied to more effective prevention and treatment efforts and underscores medical anthropology's potential to improve health around the world.NEW TO THIS EDITION:· "Anthropologists in Action" examples show how various anthropologists address real-world health issues·Streamlined overview of infectious diseases, with less historical and biological detail·Further consideration of the ways in which climate change is already influencing human health

Preface
Introduction
What is Anthropology?
The Development of Medical Anthropology
What is Medical Anthropology?
The Culture Concept
A Biocultural Perspective
Looking Ahead
Anthropological Perspectives on Health and Disease
Definitions of Health
Disease
Illness
Anthropologist in Action: Arthur Kleinman
Sickness
Health, Ethics, and Cultural Relativism
The Locus of Health: The Body and Society
Biological/Medical Normalcy
Evolutionary Perspectives on Health
Adaptability
Behavioral Adaptability
Cultural Approaches in Medical Anthropology
Political Economy of Health
Ethnomedical Systems
Interpretive Approaches to Illness and Suffering
Applied Medical Anthropology
Epidemiology
Conclusion
Healers and Healing
Culture and Healing Systems
Living Longer with Cystic Fibrosis
Recruitment: How Healers Become Healers
Alternative and Complementary Medicines
Acupuncture
Chiropractic
Navajo Medicine
When Biomedicine is Alternative Medicine
Alternative Biomedicines
Anthropologist in Action: Joan Cassell
Death as a Biocultural Concept
Placebo and Nocebo
Harnessing the Power of the Placebo
Conclusion
Diet and Nutrition in Health and Disease
Fundamentals of Nutrition
How are Dietary Reference Intakes Constructed?
Digestive Physiology
An Evolutionary Approach to Nutrition
Scurvy in Evolutionary Perspective
Ascertaining Diet and Nutritional Status from Ancient Bones
Anthropologist in Action: Ellen Messer
Nutrition and Chronic Diseases
Obesity
Diabetes
Sugar and High-Fructose Corn Syrup in Biocultural Perspective
Lactose Intolerance
Celiac Disease
Conclusion
Growth and Development
Life History Theory
Gestation: The First 40 Weeks of Growth and Development
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Birth Weight in the Mountains
Infancy
Childhood
Small but Healthy?
Anthropologist in Action: Gretel Pelto
Is Bigger Better?
Does Milk Make Children Grow?
Puberty and the Onset of Adolescence
Teenage Pregnancy in the United States
Sex, Gender, Growth, and Health
Environmental Toxins and Growth
Conclusion: The End of Childhood and Transitions to Adulthood
Reproductive Health in Biocultural Context
Medicalization of Women's Health and Reproductive Health
Menstruation
Premenstrual Syndrome
Oral Contraceptives and Biological Normalcy
Determinants of Fertility
Infertility
Falling Sperm Counts: Environmental Causes of Male Reproductive Health Problems
The Medicalization of Male Sexual Dysfunction
Female Genital Cutting
Anthropologist in Action: Ellen Gruenbaum
Pregnancy
Humoral Medicine: Concepts of Hot and Cold
Birth
Mothering
Cosleeping and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Menopause
Reproductive Events and Breast Cancer Risk
Conclusion
Aging
The Aging Body
Physiological Theories of Aging
Somatic Mutations
Free Radicals
Wear and Degeneration
Evolutionary Theories of Aging
The Aging Brain
Alzheimer Disease, Genes, and Evolution
Extending Life? Caloric Restriction and an Okinawa Case Study
Health, Illness, and the Cultural Construction of Aging
Conclusion
Infectious Diseases: Pathogens, Hosts, and Evolutionary Interplay
Koch's Postulates
Taxonomy of Infectious Disease
Viruses
Bacteria
Protozoa
Fungi
Worms
Prions
How Pathogens Spread
Human Defenses against Pathogens
To Treat or Not to Treat
The Immune Response: A Brief Overview
Vaccination: How Does it Work?
The Language of Immunity
Human-Pathogen Co-Evolution
Malaria: A Post-Agricultural Disease
Evolutionary Changes in Pathogens
Antibiotic Resistance
Variation in Pathogen Virulence
Allergies and Asthma: Relationship to Infectious Disease Exposure?
The Hygiene Hypothesis
The Helminth Hypothesis
Anthropologist in Action: David Van Sickle and Managing Asthma
Conclusion
Globalization, Poverty, and Infectious Disease
Emergent and Resurgent Diseases
Social Transformations, Colonialism, and Globalizing Infections
Smallpox
Colonization in the Tropics
Colonialism's Health Legacy
Climate Change and Emerging/Resurging Diseases
Cholera
Genetic Adaptation to Cholera
Dams and Infectious Disease
Tuberculosis: Emerging and Resurging
HIV/AIDS: A New Disease
Bushmeat Hunting and the Emergence of Human Diseases
Anthropologist in Action: Paul Farmer and HIV in Haiti
Conclusion
Stress, Social Inequality, and Race and Ethnicity: Implications for Health Disparities
Biology of the Stress Response
The Nervous System Stress Response
The Hormonal Stress Response
Why is Stress Different for Humans?
Stress and Biological Normalcy
Stress and Health
Cardiovascular Disease
Immune Function
Medical Anthropologist in Action: Nancy Schoenberg
Child Growth
Inequality, Stress, and Health
Relative Status
Social Cohesion
Social Support
Race and Ethnicity and Health in the United States
BiDil and "Racial Medicine" in the United States
Conclusion
Mental Health and Illness
The Medical Model in Biocultural Context
Culture-Bound Syndromes
A French Culture-Bound Syndrome
Eating Disorders
ADHD and Culture
Mood Disorders
Depression
Bipolar Disorder and Creativity
The Evolution of Substance Use and Abuse
Schizophrenia
Anthropologist in Action: Paul Brodwin
Conclusion
The Relevance of Medical Anthropology
What Can I Do Next If I Am Interested in Medical Anthropology?
Graduate Programs in Anthropology
Public Health Programs
Medical Schools and Clinical Health Professions
Work in Governmental and Nongovernmental Health Agencies
Glossary
References
Index

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