Biomedicine and Alternative Healing Systems in America Issues of Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

ISBN-10: 0299166945

ISBN-13: 9780299166946

Edition: 2001

Authors: Hans A. Baer
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 5/2/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Hans Baer teaches in the Development Studies Program and Centre for Health and Society at the University of Melbourne. He is author, co-author, or co-editor of twelve books, including Introducing Medical Anthropology: A Discipline in Action (with Merrill Singer, AltaMira Press 2007), Toward an Integrative Medicine: Merging Alternative Therapies with Biomedicine (AltaMira Press 2004), and Medical Anthropology and the World System (with Merrill Singer and Ida Susser, Praeger, 2d Edn. 2003). He has also authored some 140 book chapters and journal articles, and was awarded the Rudolf Virchow Prize by the Critical Anthropology of Health division of the Society for Medical Anthropology.Merill Singer, who originated the concept of syndemics in the public health literature, is a senior research scientist at the Center for Health Intervention, and Prevention at the University of Connecticut, and also affiliated with the university's Department of Anthropology, Center for the Elimination of Health Disparities among Latinos, and Center for Health Communication on Marketing, and with Yale University's Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. He has published over 190 articles and chapters in health and social science journals and books and has authored or edited 20 books. Among his honors are the George Foster Memorial Award in Practicing Anthropology from the Society for Medical Anthropology and the Prize for Distinguished Achievement in the Critical Study from the North America from the Society for the Anthropology of North America.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Nineteenth-Century American Medicine as a Pluralistic System
The Rise of the American Dominative Medical System under Corporate Capitalism
Osteopathic Medicine as a Parallel Medical System
Chiropractic as the Foremost Professionalized Heterodox Medical System
Naturopathy and Acupuncture as Secondary Professionalized Heterodox Medical Systems
Partially Professionalized and Lay Heterodox Medical Systems within the Context of the Holistic Health Movement
Anglo-American Religious and Metaphysical Healing Systems
Folk Medical Systems in a Culturally Diverse Society
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
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