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Understanding and applying medical anthropology

Author: Peter J Brown
Publisher: Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co., ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of readings exposes students to the breadth of theoretical viewpoints and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied in a range of health settings ' from clinical encounters to preventive services to international health.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Brown
ISBN: 1559347236 9781559347235
OCLC Number: 37442599
Description: xii, 451 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Medical anthropology: an introduction to the fields / Peter J. Brown, Ronald L. Barrett, and Mark B. Padilla. --
Stone agers in the fast lane: chronic degenerative diseases in evolutionary perspective / S. Boyd Eaton, Marjorie Shostak, and Melvin Konner. --
Dr. Darwin / Lori Oliwenstein. --
Body size, adaptation and function / Reynaldo Martorell. --
Beyond the thrifty gene: metabolic implications of prehistoric migration into the New World / Cheryl Ritenbaugh and Carol-Sue Goodby. --
Genetic prophecy: promises and perils for late-onset disease / Marie I. Boutté. --
Health and diseases in prehistoric populations in transition / George J. Armelagos. --
Determinants of health / Thomas McKeown. --
Cultural adaptations to endemic malaria in Sardinia / Peter J. Brown. --
The fly that would be king / Robert S. Desowitz. --
Social inequalities and emerging infectious diseases / Paul Farmer. --
Disease etiologies in non-Western medical systems / George M. Foster. --
Sacred healing and biomedicine compared / Kaja Finkler. --
The sorcerer and his magic / Claude Lévi-Strauss. --
The Nocebo phenomenon: concept, evidence, and implications for public health / Robert A. Hahn. Learning to be a leper: a case study in the social construction of illness / Nancy L. Waxler. --
Gender and generation in poor women's household health production experiences / Lauren Clark. --
Dark side of the shaman / Michael F. Brown. --
Transcendental medication / Melvin Konner. --
"Psychic surgery": close observation of a popular healing practice / Philip Singer. --
Do psychiatric disorders differ in different cultures? / Arthur Kleinman. --
The epidemiology of a folk illness: Susto in Hispanic America / Arthur J. Rubel. --
The mindful body: a prolegomenon to future work in medical anthropology / Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Margaret M. Lock. --
Beyond the ivory tower: critical praxis in medical anthropology / Merrill Singer. --
Ethnomedical beliefs and patient adherence to a treatment regimen: a St. Lucian example / William W. Dressler. --
Health beliefs and compliance with prescribed medication for hypertension among Black women: New Orleans 1985-86 / Center for Disease Control and Prevention. --
The hot-cold theory of disease: implications for the treatment of Puerto Rican patients / Alan Harwood. --
The state of federal health statistics on racial and ethnic groups / Robert A. Hahn. --
Ethnic variations in the chronic pain experience / Maryann S. Bates and W. Thomas Edwards. --
A case of lead poisoning from folk remedies in Mexican American communities / Robert T. Trotter II. Why does Juan Garcia have a drinking problem? The perspective of critical medical anthropology / Merrill Singer ... [et al.] --
A teaching framework for cross-cultural health care / Elois Ann Berlin and William C. Fowkes, Jr. --
Coping with stigma: lifelong adaptation of deaf people / Gaylene Becker. --
Genital herpes: an ethnographic inquiry into being discreditable in American society / Marcia C. Inhorn. --
The damaged self / Robert F. Murphy. --
AIDS as human suffering / Paul F. Farmer and Arthur Kleinman. --
Medical metaphors of women's bodies: menstruation and menopause / Emily Martin. --
Turn-taking in doctor-patient dialogues / Candace West. --
Accounting for amniocentesis / Rayna Rapp. --
Culture, scarcity, and maternal thinking: maternal detachment and infant survival in a Brazilian shantytown / Nancy Scheper-Hughes. --
The biocultural approach in nutritional anthropology: case studies of malnutrition in Mali / Katherine A. Dettwyler. --
An anthropological perspective on obesity / Peter J. Brown and Melvin Konner. --
Ethnomedicine and oral rehydration therapy: a case study of ethnomedical investigation and program planning / Carl Kendall, Dennis Foote, and Reynaldo Martorell. --
Saving the children for the tobacco industry / Mark Nichter and Elizabeth Cartwright. --
The epidemiology of functional apartheid and human rights abuses / H. Kristian Heggenhougen.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Peter J. Brown.

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This collection of readings exposes students to the breadth of theoretical viewpoints and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied in a range of health settings ' from clinical encounters to preventive services to international health.
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