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Critical medical anthropology

Author: Merrill Singer; Hans A Baer
Publisher: Amityville, N.Y. : Baywood Pub. Co., ©1995.
Series: Critical approaches in the health social sciences series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an introduction and overview to the critical perspective as it has evolved in medical anthropology.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Singer, Merrill.
Critical medical anthropology.
Amityville, N.Y. : Baywood Pub. Co., ©1995
(OCoLC)682892485
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merrill Singer; Hans A Baer
ISBN: 0895031248 9780895031242 0895031507 9780895031501
OCLC Number: 31409346
Description: x, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Medical anthropology and its transformation --
The critical gaze --
Postmodernism medical anthropology: A critique --
Health-related issues in socialist-oriented societies: Ideals, contradictions, and realities --
Studying up: The political economy of nuclear regulation --
The American dominative medical system as a reflection of social relations in the larger society --
AIDS and the health crisis of the U.S. urban poor --
The drive for professionalization in British osteopathy --
Medical hegemony, biomedical magic, and folk medicine: Reproductive illness among Haitian women --
Prophets and advisors in African-American spiritual churches: Therapy, palliative, or opiate? --
Confronting Juan Garcia's drinking problem: The demedicalization of alcoholism --
Cure, care and control: Agency and structure in the clinical encounter --
How critical can clinical anthropology be? --
Critical praxis in medical anthropology.
Series Title: Critical approaches in the health social sciences series.
Responsibility: Merrill Singer and Hans Baer.

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