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Medical Anthropology Contemporary Theory and Method

ISBN-10: 0275937534

ISBN-13: 9780275937539

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas M. Johnson, Carolyn F. Sargent

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A significant update of the 1990 classic state-of-the-art handbook on medical anthropology. With new chapters on AIDS, psychology and emotion, nutrition, and bioethics, the text reflects the changes in medical anthropological theory and practice since the late 1980s. Chapters from the first edition are revised to reflect current trends and to include recent references. This work demonstrates the creative expansion and diversity in the field, amidst efforts to explore the individual sickness experience in the context of local cultures and global political and economic dynamics.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Language: English

Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives
The Therapeutic Process
Political Economy in Medical Anthropology
A Critical-Interpretive Approach in Medical Anthropology
Rituals and Routines of Discipline and Dissent
Emotion and Psychopathology
Clinically Applied Anthropology
Medical Systems Ethnomedicine
Ethnopsychiatry
Ethnopharmacology
The Conjunction of Medical Ethnography and the Biology of Therapeutic Action
Studying Biomedicine as a Cultural System
Health Issues in Human Populations Disease, Ecology, and Human Behavior
Anthropology and Studies of Human Reproduction
Alcohol and Drug Studies
Culture, Stress, and Disease
Nutrition in Medical Anthropology
Methods in Medical Anthropology Research Designs in Medical Anthropology
Epidemiology and Medical Anthropology
Policy and Advocacy Bioethics in Anthropology
Professionalization of Indigenous Healers
Last International Health and Development
References
Index