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Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology



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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
Transcendental Medication
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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