Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective

Author: Ann McElroy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429973101
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Global environmental change and recent worldwide infectious-disease outbreaks make the ecological perspective of medical anthropology more important a field of study than ever. In this premier teaching text, authors Ann McElroy and Patricia K. Townsend integrate biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, providing a complete and authoritative ecological perspective that is essential for interpreting medical anthropology. Research by biological anthropologists, archaeologists, and paleopathologists illuminates the history and prehistory of disease, along with coverage of contemporary health issues, both local and global. This sixth edition is thoroughly revised and updated, with expanded discussion on the interaction of environment and infectious disease; new material on climate change, globalization, and the effects of war on physical and mental health; and an entirely new chapter on ethics in community health and medical anthropology. Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective captures the essentials of the discipline and covers its ever-changing topics, trends, and developments in an engaging, accessible way.

Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467288144
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Medical Anthropology and the World System

Author: Hans A. Baer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897898461
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Medical anthropology is one of the youngest and most dynamic of anthropology's various subdisciplines, examining health-related issues in precapitalist indigenous and state societies, capitalist societies, and postrevolutionary of socialist-oriented societies. While critical medical anthropology draws heavily on neo-Marxian, critical, and world systems theoretical perspectives, it attempts to incorporate the theoretical contributions of other systems in medical anthropology, including biocultural or medical ecology, ethnomedical approaches, cultural constructivism, poststructuralism, and postmodernism. This is the first textbook to incorporate this perspective.

Medical Anthropology and African American Health

Author: Eric J. Bailey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897895927
Format: PDF
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Highlights the approach of medical anthropology to contemporary African American health care issues and demonstrates the importance of cultural relativism for those working in health care intervention among the different and diverse segments of the African American population.

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Author: Carol R. Ember
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306477548
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

Care Sorge

Author: Tatjana Thelen
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 383942562X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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»Care« ist in den letzten Jahren zunehmend in den Mittelpunkt öffentlicher Diskussionen gerückt. Vor dem Hintergrund der deutschen Wiedervereinigung führt Tatjana Thelen dieses zentrale Thema mit der Konstruktion, Reproduktion und Auflösung bedeutsamer Bindungen zusammen - einem Schlüsselproblem sozialwissenschaftlicher Theoriebildung. Das legt den Grundstein für eine innovative Theorie von Care/Sorge und eröffnet neue Blicke auf Prozesse der Gemeinschaftsbildung. Die Studie verbindet Perspektiven der Sozialanthropologie, Europäischen Ethnologie und Soziologie, bietet jedoch auch wichtige Einsichten für die Praxis in Pflege und Betreuung.

Exploring Medical Anthropology

Author: Donald Joralemon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315470608
Format: PDF, Docs
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Now in its fourth edition, Exploring Medical Anthropology provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples and the author’s personal research experiences are utilized to explain some of the discipline’s most important insights, such as that biology and culture matter equally in the human experience of disease and that medical anthropology can help to alleviate human suffering. The text has been thoroughly updated for the fourth edition, including fresh case studies and a new chapter on drugs. It contains a range of pedagogical features to support teaching and learning, including images, text boxes, a glossary, and suggested further reading.

Medical Anthropology and the World System Critical Perspectives 3rd Edition

Author: Hans A. Baer
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN: 1440802564
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now in its third edition, this textbook serves to frame understandings of health, health-related behavior, and health care in light of social and health inequality as well as structural violence. It also examines how the exercise of power in the health arena and in society overall impacts human health and well-being.

Culture and Health

Author: Michael Winkelman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470462612
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural medicine through interdisciplinary cultural-ecological models and personal and institutional developmental approaches to cross-cultural adaptation and competency. The book addresses the perspectives of clinically applied anthropology, trans-cultural psychiatry and the medical ecology, critical medical anthropology and symbolic paradigms as frameworks for enhanced comprehension of health and the medical encounter. Includes cultural case studies, applied vignettes, and self-assessments.

Environmental Anthropology

Author: Helen Kopnina
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135044120
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very notion of "natural resources" in granting non-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of "nature," and "wilderness" beyond the label of "ecosystem services." By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis.