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Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective (Paperback)
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Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 13/10/2005
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A growing body of literature indicates that diseases can affect women and men differently. As sex differences extend far beyond biology, it is crucial to adopt a bicultural approach towards understanding human disease patterns and processes. This 1998 book synthesizes modern medical research with paleopathological investigations. Conditions such as osteoporosis and osteopenia, iron deficiency anaemia, infection and immune reactivity and trauma are explored. Recognizing the relationship between these conditions and aspects of sex and gender in past populations assists in the formulation of models from which modern disease processes can be better understood. Exploring the differences will provide provocative ideas for all those in physical anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, history of medicine and women's studies interested in how sex and gender impacts on disease.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521021210
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 10 mm


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"In this groundbreaking book, Grauer and Stuart-Macadam bring together 11 original articles examining various human disease patterns and processes with an eye toward sex and gender differences...Not only is the biocultural approach employed here important for gaining a better perspective on modern disease processes, but the interdisciplinary approach will serve to generate numerous ideas and hypotheses in areas such as physical anthropology, evolutionary biology, the history of medicine, and archaeology." Choice
"The book is an important and useful contribution to the study of the interactions of biology and culture in human society, and it lives up to the premise offered in the title. For readers who are not physical anthropologists, the book provides a useful introduction to paleopathology and the contributions of skeletal biology to understanding cultures in the past. Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective offers a wealth of interesting interpretations of the interactions among biology, culture, and disease in human societies...this book clearly demostrates the need to include gender and sex in interpretative models of biology and culture in past human populations." AJA
"provides both an informative and interesting addition to the growing publications on gender. The bibliographies following each article are good guides to further sources and the index isz useful for both paleopathologists and non-paleopathologists. Grauer and Struart MacAdam have done a nice job of cross-referencing and this is important in a work like this becuase most readers will be primarily interested in a specific chapter. All chapters are well-written, with numerous, useful sub-headings. Photographs and figures are appropriate." Candian Jrnl of Archaeology 24, 2000

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