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Health and healing in comparative perspective

Author: Elizabeth Dixon Whitaker
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Dixon Whitaker
ISBN: 9780131273832 0131273833
OCLC Number: 476852372
Description: xiv, 589 s. : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Backing into the future / Charles Leslie --
Menopause: lessons from anthropology / Margaret Lock --
Why not call modern medicine alternative? / Don G. Bates --
Concepts of arthritis in India's medical traditions: Ayurvedic and Unani perspectives / Judy F. Pugh --
Homeopathic medicine in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico: patients' perspectives and observations / Michael B. Whiteford --
The epistemology of traditional healing systems / Russel Barsh --
Perturbing the system: "hard science," "soft science," and social science, the anxiety and madness of method / Joan Cassell --
Clown doctors: Shaman healers of Western medicine / Linda Miller Van Blerkom --
Shamanism and its discontents / Michael Fobes Brown --
Distal nursing / Ruth E. Malone --
Witnessing and the medical gaze: how medical students learn to see at a free clinic for the homeless / Beverly Ann Davenport --
Living at the edge of space / Christopher Wills --
The co-evolution of people, plants, and parasites: biological and cultural adaptations to malaria / Nina L. Etkin --
The vital role of the skin in human natural history / Bruce A. Cohn --
Why genes don't count (for racial differences in health) / Alan H. Goodman --
Evolution and the origins of disease / Randolph M. Nesse and George C. Williams --
Evolutionary health promotion / S. Boyd Eaton ... [et al.] Evolutionary health promotion: a consideration of common counterarguments / S. Boyd Eaton, Loren Cordain, and Staffan Lindeberg --
Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases: the third epidemiologic transition / Ronald Barrett ... [et al.] --
Health conditions before Columbus: paleopathology of native North Americans / Debra L. Martin and Alan H. Goodman --
A comparison of health complaints of settled and nomadic Turkana men / Nanette L. Barkey, Benjamin C. Campbell, and Paul W. Leslie --
The resurgence of disease: social and historical perspectives on the "new" tuberculosis / Matthew Gandy and Alimuddin Zumla --
Implications of pandemic influenza for bioterrorism response / Monica Schoch-Spana --
Health implications of modern agricultural transformations: malaria and pellagra in Italy / Peter J. Brown and Elizabeth D. Whitaker --
Ecology and ethnomedicine: exploring links between current environmental crisis and indigenous medical practices / Charles Anyinam --
Cultural meaning, explanations of illness, and the development of comparative frameworks / Linda C. Garro --
The mindful body: a prolegomenon to future work in medical anthropology / Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Margaret M. Lock --
Breast cancer: reading the omens / Margaret Lock --
Refugee stress and folk belief: Hmong sudden deaths / Shelley R. Adler Deconstructing the placebo effect and finding the meaning response / Daniel E. Moerman and Wayne B. Jonas --
Possible efficacy of a Creek folk medicine through skin absorption: an object lesson in ethnopharmacology / Michelle M. Alexander and J. Anthony Paredes --
Cultural contexts of Ebola in northern Uganda / Barry S. Hewlett and Richard P. Amola --
Health beliefs and folk models of diabetes in British Bangladeshis: a qualitative study / Trisha Greenhalgh, Cecil Helman, and A Mu'min Chowdhury --
Social scientists and the new tuberculosis / Paul Farmer --
Embodiment of terror: gendered violence in peacetime and wartime in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina / Maria B. Olujic --
Immigrants from Chernobyl-affected areas in Israel: the link between health and social adjustment / L.I. Remennick --
Partner notification in context: Swedish and Zambian experiences / Elisabeth A. Faxelid and Kristina M. Ramstedt --
Erasmus, syphilis, and the abuse of stigma / Christopher J.M. Whitty --
Under the shadow of Tuskegee: African Americans and health care / Vanessa Northington Gamble --
Does racism harm health? Did child abuse exist before 1962? On explicit questions, critical science, and current controversies: an ecosocial perspective / Nancy Krieger --
Getting the numbers right: statistical mischief and racial profiling in heart failure research / Jonathan Kahn The double puzzle of diabetes / Jared Diamond --
Ethics, epidemiology and the thrifty gene: biological determinism as a health hazard / Robyn McDermott --
Eating dirt / Gerald N. Callahan --
Using drug foods to capture and enhance labor performance: a cross-cultural perspective / William Jankowiak and Dan Bradburd --
The state of mind of vegetarians: psychological well-being or distress? / Marjaana Lindeman --
Breastfeeding, breast cancer, and the sudden infant death syndrome in anthropological perspective / Elizabeth D. Whitaker --
Growth in indigenous and nonindigenous Chilean schoolchildren from three poverty strata / Patricia Bustos ... [et al.] --
Genders, sexes, and health: what are the connections, and why does it matter? / Nancy Krieger --
Female-selective abortion in Asia: patterns, policies, and debates / Barbara D. Miller --
Women from polygamous and monogamous marriages in an out-patient psychiatric clinic / Alean Al-Krenawi --
"The worst hassle is you can't play rugby": haemophilia and masculinity in New Zealand / Julie Park --
Doing gender, doing surgery: women surgeons in a man's profession / Joan Cassell --
The cow tipping point / David Ehrenfeld --
Keeping an eye on the global traffic in human organs / Nancy Scheper-Hughes --
Therapeutic and reproductive cloning: a critique / Finn Bowring
Responsibility: Elizabeth D. Whitaker

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