Epidemiology and Culture

ISBN-10: 0521793890
ISBN-13: 9780521793896
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 230
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Demonstrating how practitioners in the emerging field of "cultural epidemiology" describe human health, communicate with diverse audiences, and intervene to improve health and prevent disease, this book uses textual and statistical portraits of disease to describe interdisciplinary collaborations. Interpreting epidemiology as a cultural practice helps to reveal the ways in which measurement, causal thinking, and intervention design are influenced by belief, habit, and theories of power.

Introduction
The origins of an integrated approach in anthropology and epidemiology
Disease patterns and assumptions: unpacking variables
Cultural issues in measurement and bias
Anthropological contributions to the study of cholera
Anthropological and epidemiological collaboration to help communities become healthier
Perceiving and representing risk
Conclusion

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