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Exploring medical anthropology

Author: Donald Joralemon
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This widely adopted text is a concise and engaging introduction to the field that presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Written in an accessible, jargon-free language, Exploring Medical Anthropology?s concise length leaves room for instructors to supplement it with monographs of their own choosing. Concrete cases and the author?s personal  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Joralemon
ISBN: 9780205693511 0205693512
OCLC Number: 277205447
Description: x, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. What's so cultural about disease? --
2. Anthropological questions and methods in the study of sickness and healing --
3. Recognizing biological, social, and cultural interconnections : evolutionary and ecological perspectives on a cholera epidemic --
4. Expanding the vision of medical anthropology : critical and interpretive views of the cholera epidemic --
5. The global petri dish --
6. Healers and the healing professions --
7. Applying medical anthropology --
8. Anthropology and medical ethics --
9. Body, self, and biotechnologies --
10. A look back and a glance ahead.
Responsibility: Donald Joralemon.

Abstract:

This widely adopted text is a concise and engaging introduction to the field that presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Written in an accessible, jargon-free language, Exploring Medical Anthropology?s concise length leaves room for instructors to supplement it with monographs of their own choosing. Concrete cases and the author?s personal research experiences are utilized to explain some of the discipline?s most important insights; such as that biology and culture matter equally in the human experience of disease and that medical anthropology can help to alleviate human suffering. An extensive glossary facilitates student learning of concepts and terms, while a list of suggested readings at the end of each chapter and an extensive bibliography encourage further exploration.

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