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Exploring Medical Anthropology

ISBN-10: 020544234X

ISBN-13: 9780205442348

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Donald Joralemon

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Book details

List price: $30.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Each chapter concludes with "Suggested Readings" and "Notes."
What's So Cultural about Disease?
Culture in Medicine
Development of Medical Anthropology
Medical Anthropology Today
Summary: Placing Medical Anthropology among the Social Sciences of Medicine
Anthropological Questions and Methods in the Study of Sickness and Healing
Studying Shamans in Peru
Studying Medicine in the United States
Summary: The Anthropological Vision
Recognizing Biological, Social, and Cultural Interconnections: Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives on a Cholera Epidemic
Thinking about Epidemics
History and Biology of Cholera
Epidemiological Accounts of Peru's Cholera Epidemic
Evolution and the Ecological Framework
Cholera and the Evolutionary Framework
Medical Anthropology Embraces the Ecological/Evolutionary Model
Expanding the Vision of Medical Anthropology: Critical and Interpretive Views of the Cholera Epidemic
The Political-Economy of Cholera
Political-Economic versus Ecological/Evolutionary Perspectives
Interpretive View of Cholera
Taking a Broader, Inclusive Perspective
Healers and the Healing Professions
Healing Roles: Organizing the Diversity
Authority of Healers
Authority in the Folk Health Sector: The Position of Peruvian Curanderos
Authority in the Professional Health Care Sector: The Case of Biomedicine
Challenges to Biomedical Authority
Authority of Biomedicine in Non-Western Countries
Conclusion
Applying Medical Anthropology
Medical Anthropology in International Development: A Brief History
Work of Applied Medical Anthropologists in International Contexts
Applying Medical Anthropology in the United States
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Applied Medical Anthropology under Attack
Personal Reflections
Conclusion
Anthropology and Medical Ethics
Medical Ethics: A Comparative Framework
Medical Ethics beyond Biomedicine
Development of Bioethics in the United States
Social Sciences and Bioethics
Social Science: Out of the Closet
A Look Back and a Glance Ahead
Advantages of Medical Anthropology
Thinking Anthropologically about HIV/AIDS
Directions for Future Work in Medical Anthropology
Conclusion
Glossary
References