Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective

ISBN-10: 0813343844
ISBN-13: 9780813343846
Edition: 5th 2009
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Book details

List price: $55.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Ann McElroyis Associate Professor of Anthropology at University of Buffalo, SUNY.Patricia K. Townsendis a Research Associate Professor at University of Buffalo, SUNY.

List of Profiles
About the Authors and Contributors
Preface to the Fifth Edition
The Ecology of Health and Disease
Preview
Studying Nepali Children: An Example of Medical Anthropology
Environment, Culture, and Health
Profile: Arctic Adaptations
A Working Model of Ecology and Health
Resources
Interdisciplinary Research in Health Problems
Preview
The Nature of Collaboration
Bio-Environmental Data
Profile: Cannibal Mourners
Clinical Data
Epidemiological Data
Social and Cultural Data
Becoming a Medical Anthropologist
Profile: Learning Field Methods in Costa Rica
Fieldwork Ethics
Medical Anthropology at Work
Conclusions
Resources
Genes, Culture, and Adaptation
Preview
Human Variability and Adaptation
Adaptation Through Biological Evolution
Skin Color and Adaptation
Evolution and Human Immune Systems
Profile: Malaria and Agriculture
Evolution and Medicine
Physiological and Developmental Adaptation
Cultural Adaptation
Direct Medical Control Strategies
Variability and Change in Cultural Systems
Studying Adaptation
Profile: Local Differences in Iodine Deficiency Goiter in the Western Himalaya
Studying Adaptation to Illness and Disability
Conclusions
Resources
Changing Patterns of Disease and Health
Preview
Culture as Environment
The Study of Population
Profile: Infant Survival in a Papua New Guinea Society
Life and Death in Hunter-Gatherer Camps and Farming Villages
Paleopathology: The Study of Disease in Prehistory
Life and Death in the Preindustrial City
Profile: The Black Death
Life and Death in Industrial Society
Conclusions
Resources
The Ecology and Economics of Nutrition
Preview
Human Foodways and Nutritional Needs
Subsistence by Hunting and Gathering
Nutrition in Prehistory
Profile: Dry Bones: Health in Southwestern Prehistory
Subsistence in the Humid Tropics
Agriculture
Profile: Famine in Ethiopia
Industrial Agriculture
The Global Epidemic of Malnutrition
Breast or Bottle
The Anthropology of Food and Cooking
All That Goes in the Mouth Is Not Food
Conclusions
Resources
Culture, Ecology, and Reproduction
Preview
Three Birth Stories
Well-Being in Pregnancy: Biological and Social Factors
Profile: Pregnancy Beliefs and Food Taboos in Malaysia
Care Providers in Pregnancy and Birth
Species-Specific Reproductive Patterns
Fecundity and Fertility
Profile: Using Anthropological Methods to Understand Condom Use for STI Prevention in the Inner City
Reproduction and Social Support Systems
Conclusions
Resources
Stress, Illness, and Healing
Preview
The Concept of Stress
Understanding the Physiology of Stress
Profile: Stress, Social Support, and Health: The Dressler Research
Can Stress Induce Healing?
Stress and Psychiatric Disorders
Alcohol Abuse
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Populations Under Stress
Profile: Stress, Alcohol, and Demographic Change in Northern Siberia
Environmental Disasters as Stressors
Resilience: A Buffer Against Stress
Conclusions
Resources
Health Resources in Changing Cultures
Preview
The Story of Ishi
Change and Adaptation
Models for the Study of Contact Processes
Repercussions of Culture Contact on Health in the Arctic
Profile: Culture Change and Inuit Health: Two Families
Health Care as an Adaptive System
Decisions About Care
Refugee Health Care
Anthropology and HIV/AIDS
Conclusions
Resources
Costs and Benefits of Development
Preview
Spirit Possession in a Malaysian Factory
Globalization and Health
Water Systems, Disease, and Applied Medical Anthropology
Profile: The Medical Ecology of Cholera in Ecuador
Strategies for Improving Health
Health Disparities in Developed Economies
Paying the Costs of Industrial Development
Profile: Hazardous Waste and the Mohawks at Akwesasne
The Anthropology of Trouble
Conclusions
Resources
Medical Anthropologists at Work: Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
Preview
Violence and Terror: The Work of Forensic Anthropologists
The AIDS Pandemic: Medical Anthropologists in International Health
Contemporary Medicine and Its Discontents
Conclusions
Resources
Projects in Medical Anthropology
References Cited
Index

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