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Companion to Medical Anthropology

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ISBN-10: 1405190027

ISBN-13: 9781405190022

Edition: 2011

Authors: Merrill Singer, Pamela I. Erickson

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List price: $143.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/8/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Synopsis of Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments - Personal
Acknowledgments - Sources
Introduction
Theories, Applications, and Methods
Medical Anthropology in Disciplinary Context: Definitional Struggles and Key Debates (or Answering the Cri Du Coeur)
Critical Biocultural Approaches in Medical Anthropology
Applied Medical Anthropology: Praxis, Pragmatics, Politics, and Promises
Research Design and Methods in Medical Anthropology
Medical Anthropology and Public Policy
Contexts and Conditions
Culture and the Stress Process
Global Health
Syndemics in Global Health
The Ecology of Disease and Health
The Medical Anthropology of Water
Political Violence, War and Medical Anthropology
Health and Behavior
Humans in a World of Microbes: The Anthropology of Infectious Disease
Sexuality, Medical Anthropology, and Public Health
Situating Birth in the Anthropology of Reproduction
Nutrition and Health
Anthropologies of Cancer and Risk, Uncertainty and Disruption
Generation RX: Anthropological Research on Pharmaceutical Enhancement, Lifestyle Regulation, Self-Medication and Recreational Drug Use
Anthropology and the Study of Illicit Drug Use
Healthwork: Care, Treatment, and Communication
Ethnomedicine
Medical Pluralism: An Evolving and Contested Concept in Medical Anthropology
Biotechnologies of Care
Social Interaction and Technology: Cultural Competency and the Universality of Good Manners
Biocommunicability
Anthropology at the End of Life
The Road Ahead
Operationalizing a Right to Health: Theorizing a National Health System as a �Commons�
As the Future Explodes into the Present: Emergent Issues and the Tomorrow of Medical Anthropology
Index