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Introducing Medical Anthropology: A Discipline in Action (Hardback)
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Introducing Medical Anthropology: A Discipline in Action (Hardback)

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Hardback 252 Pages / Published: 16/09/2007
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This new text provides students with a first exposure to the growing field of medical anthropology. As such, it is guided by three unifying themes. First, medical anthropology is actively engaged in helping to address pressing health problems around the globe through research, intervention, and policy-related initiatives. Second, illness and disease cannot be fully understood or effectively addressed by treating them solely as biological in nature; rather, health problems involve complex biosocial processes and resolving them requires attention to range of factors including systems of belief, structures of social relationship, and environmental conditions. Third, through an examination of health inequalities on the one hand, and environmental degradation and environment-related illness on the other, the authors emphasize the need for a comprehensive medical anthropology that integrates biological, cultural, and social factors, in order to understand the origin of ill health and to contribute to more effective and equitable health care systems.

Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780759110571
Number of pages: 252
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 241 x 160 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An excellent text for use in undergraduate medical anthropology courses. It reviews the basic perspectives, concepts, and debates in the field in a more comprehensive fashion than many other comparable works. As the book itself is only of moderate length, it can be easily and productively paired with a set of book length, ethnographic case studies and relevant articles. -- Harold Odden, Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
Recommended. * CHOICE *

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