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This collection of 49 readings with extensive background description exposes students to the breadth of theoretical perspectives and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied to a range of health settings: from cross-cultural clinical encounters to cultural analysis of new biomedical technologies to the implementation of programs in global health settings..
Table of Contents
|indicates new to the Second Edition To the Instructor To the Student|
|Understanding Medical Anthropology: Biosocial and Cultural Approaches|
|Medical Anthropology: An Introduction to the Fields Biosocial ApproachesEvolution, Health and Medicine|
|Stone Agers in the Fast Lane: Chronic Degenerative Diseases in Evolutionary Perspective|
|Culture and Medicine: How is Darwinian Medicine Useful? Human Biological Variation|
|The Tall and the Short of It|
|Why Genes Don't Count (For Racial Differences in Health)|
|Skin Deep Bioarchaeology and the History of Health|
|Health and Disease in Prehistoric Populations in Transition|
|Determinants of Health Cultural Approaches Cultural and Political Ecologies of Disease|
|Cultural Adaptations to Endemic Malaria in Sardinia|
|Social Inequalities and Emerging Infectious Disease|
|Why is it Easier to Get Drugs than Drug Treatment in the United States? Ethnomedicine and Healers|
|Disease Etiologies in Non-Western Medical Systems|
|The Doctor's White Coat: The Image of the Physician in Modern America Belief and Healing|
|The Sorcerer and His Magic|
|Doctors and Patients: The Role of Clinicians in the Placebo Effect|
|The Nocebo Phenomenon: Concept, Evidence, and implications for Public Health Meaning and Experience of Illness|
|Learning to Be a Leper: A Case Study in the Social Construction of Illness|
|Strategic Suffering: Illness Narratives as Social Empowerment among Mexican Cancer Patients|
|The Damaged Self Biomedicine, Technology, and the Body|
|Accounting for Amniocentesis|
|Religion and Reproductive Technologies|
|Rethinking the Biological Clock: Eleventh Hour Moms, Miracle Moms, and the Meanings of Age-Related Infertility|
|Inventing a New Death and Making it Believable Culture and Mental Health|
|Do Psychiatric Disorders Differ in Different Cultures?|
|The Epidemiology of a Folk Illness: Susto in Hispanic America|
|Seeking to Escape the Suffering of Existence: Internet Suicide in Japan|
|Applying Medical Anthropology Case Studies in Explanatory Models|
|The Hot-Cold Theory of Disease: Implications for the Treatment of Puerto Rican Patients|
|Ethnomedical Beliefs and Patient Adherence to a Treatment Regimen: A St. Lucien Example|
|Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, based on work by Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts and Efrain Reisin, Health Beliefs and Compliance with Prescribed Medication for Hypertension Among Black Women - New Orleans 1985-86 Working with the Culture of Biomedicine|
|Anthropology and the World of Physicians|
|A Teaching Framework for Cross-Cultural Health Care|
|Beyond Cultural Competence|
|Confronting "Culture" In Medicine's "Culture of No Culture" Ethnicity and Health Care|
|A Case of Lead Poisoning from Folk Remedies in Mexican American Communities|
|Why Does Juan Garcn++a Have a Drinking Problem? The Perspective of Critical Medical Anthropology|
|Apophia Namageyo-Funa, Leonard Jack|
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