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Culture, health, and illness

Author: Cecil Helman
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold ; New York, NY : Distributed in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This new edition meets the ever-growing need for a clear starting point in understanding the clinical significance of cultural and social factors. The book addresses the complex interactions between health, illness and culture by setting out anthropological theory in a highly, readable jargon-free style.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cecil Helman
ISBN: 9780340914502 0340914505
OCLC Number: 74966843
Description: viii, 501 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction : the scope of medical anthropology --
2. The body : cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology --
3. Diet and nutrition --
4. Caring and curing : the sectors of health care --
5. Doctor-patient interactions --
6. Gender and reproduction --
7. Pain and culture --
8. Culture and pharmacology : drugs, alcohol and tobacco --
9. Ritual and the management of misfortune --
10. Cross-cultural psychiatry --
11. Cultural aspects of stress and suffering --
12. Migration, globalization and health --
13. Telemedicine and the Internet --
14. New bodies, new selves : genetics and biotechnology --
15. Cultural factors in epidemiology --
16. The AIDS pandemic --
17. Tropical diseases : malaria and leprosy --
18. Medical anthropology and global health --
19. New research methods in medical anthropology --
Appendix. Journals and Websites.
Responsibility: Cecil G. Helman.
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