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New directions in biocultural anthropology

Author: Molly K Zuckerman
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
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Biocultural or biosocial anthropology is a research approach that views biology and culture as dialectically and inextricably intertwined, explicitly emphasizing the dynamic interaction between  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Molly K Zuckerman
ISBN: 9781118962961 1118962966 9781118962947 111896294X
OCLC Number: 942707251
Description: xix, 514 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Contributors, xv Acknowledgements, xix A biocultural tribute to a biocultural scholar: Professor George J. Armelagos, May 22, 1936 May 15, 2014, 1 Debra L. Martin & Molly K. Zuckerman References, 6 1 Introduction: the development of biocultural perspectives in anthropology, 7 Molly K. Zuckerman & Debra L. Martin Introduction, 7 The origins and development of the biocultural approach, 8 Using a biocultural model, 12 Difficulties in using the biocultural approach, 15 The case studies in this volume, 15 Conclusion, 24 References, 24 Notes, 26 Part I: Critical and synthetic approaches to biocultural anthropology 2 Exploring biocultural concepts: anthropology for the next generation, 29 R. Brooke Thomas Introduction, 29 Background, 29 Case study: the Quechua of southern Peru, 1964 to the present, 31 Discussion, 41 Conclusion, 42 References, 44 Notes, 47 Endnotes, 47 3 Local nutrition in global contexts: critical biocultural perspectives on the nutrition transition in Mexico, 49 Thomas L. Leatherman, Morgan K. Hoke & Alan H. Goodman Introduction, 49 Background, 49 Case study: the coca-colonization of diet in the Yucatan, 54 Conclusion, 61 References, 62 Notes, 65 Part II: Biocultural approaches to identity 4 Disease and dying while black: how racism, not race, gets under the skin, 69 Alan H. Goodman Introduction, 69 Background, 72 Case study: race versus racism, 81 Discussion and conclusion, 85 References, 86 5 Beyond genetic race: biocultural insights into the causes of racial health disparities, 89 Christopher W. Kuzawa & Clarence C. Gravlee Introduction, 89 Background, 90 Case study #1: hypertension in the African Diaspora, 99 Case study #2: does the experience of racial discrimination in the United States have intergenerational health consequences?, 101 Discussion and conclusion, 101 References, 102 6 Political economy of African forced migration and enslavement in colonial New York: an historical biology perspective, 107 Michael L. Blakey & Lesley M. Rankin-Hill Introduction, 107 Background, 108 Case study, 109 Discussion, 125 Conclusion, 127 References, 129 Notes, 131 7 Identifying the First African Baptist Church: searching for historically invisible people, 133 Lesley M. Rankin-Hill Introduction, 133 Case study: Afro-American biohistory, 134 Conclusion, 152 References, 153 Notes, 155 Part III: Biocultural approaches to health and diet 8 "Canaries in the mineshaft": the children of Kulubnarti, 159 Paul A. Sandberg & Dennis P. van Gerven Introduction, 159 Case study: Nubia and Kulubnarti, 160 Conclusion, 176 Acknowledgments, 176 References, 176 9 Biocultural investigations of ancient Nubia, 181 Brenda J. Baker Introduction, 181 Background, 183 Case study: operationalizing a biocultural investigation: the Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition, 191 Conclusion, 194 Acknowledgments, 194 References, 194 10 Life and death in nineteenth-century Peoria, Illinois: taking a biocultural approach towards understanding the past, 201 Anne L. Grauer, Laura A. Williams & M. Catherine Bird Introduction, 201 Case study: life and death in nineteenth-century Peoria, 203 Discussion, 210 Conclusion, 212 Acknowledgments, 213 References, 213 11 Does industrialization always result in reduced skeletal robusticity?, 219 Ann L. Magennis & Joshua G.S. Clementz Introduction, 219 Background, 220 Case study: testing ideas about robusticity and industrialization, 225 Discussion, 232 Conclusion, 235 Acknowledgments, 236 References, 237 12 Stable isotopes and selective forces: examples in biocultural and environmental anthropology, 241 Christine D. White & Fred J. Longstaffe Introduction, 241 Background, 244 Case study: isotopes and epidemiological risk factors/synergies at Wadi Halfa and surrounding regions, 247 Discussion and conclusion, 252 Acknowledgments, 253 References, 254 13 The cuisine of prehispanic Central Mexico reconsidered: the "omnivore s dilemma" revisited, 259 Randolph J. Widmer & Rebecca Storey Introduction, 259 Case study: prehispanic cuisine of Central Mexico, 263 Conclusion, 272 Acknowledgments, 273 References, 274 Part IV: Biocultural approaches to infectious disease 14 The specter of Ebola: epidemiologic transitions versus the zombie apocalypse, 279 Ronald Barrett Introduction, 279 Case study: Ebola and the epidemiological transitions, 282 Discussion and conclusion, 290 References, 291 Notes, 293 15 Beyond the differential diagnosis: new approaches to the bioarchaeology of the Hittite plague, 295 Nicole E. Smith-Guzman, Jerome C. Rose & Kathleen Kuckens Introduction, 295 Case study: investigating the cause of the Hittite plague, 297 Discussion and conclusion, 313 Acknowledgments, 313 References, 313 16 Paleoepidemiological and biocultural approaches to ancient disease: the origin and antiquity of syphilis, 317 Molly K. Zuckerman & Kristin N. Harper Introduction, 317 Background, 319 Case study: biocultural and paleoepidemiological approaches to the origin and antiquity of syphilis, 324 Discussion, 328 Conclusion, 330 References, 331 Notes, 335 Part V: Biocultural approaches to understanding population dynamics 17 Population and disease transitions in the Aland Islands, Finland, 339 James H. Mielke Introduction, 339 Background, 340 Case study: Aland archipelago, 346 Discussion, 352 Conclusion, 357 Acknowledgments, 358 References, 358 18 The hygiene hypothesis and the second epidemiologic transition: using biocultural, epidemiological, and evolutionary theory to inform practice in clinical medicine and public health, 363 Molly K. Zuckerman, Jonathan R. Belanich & George J. Armelagos Introduction, 363 Background, 366 Case study: applying the hygiene hypothesis to practice in public health and clinical medicine, 373 Discussion and conclusion, 377 References, 379 19 An emerging history of indigenous Caribbean and circum-Caribbean populations: insights from archaeological, ethnographic, genetic, and historical studies, 385 Theodore G. Schurr, Jada Benn Torres, Miguel G. Vilar, Jill B. Gaieski & Carlalynne Melendez Introduction, 385 Case study: exploring Caribbean genetic history, 387 Discussion, 394 Conclusion, 395 Acknowledgments, 396 References, 397 Notes, 402 20 Explorations in paleodemography: an overview of the Artificial Long House Valley agent-based modeling project, 403 Alan C. Swedlund, Lisa Sattenspiel, Amy Warren, Richard S. Meindl & George J. Gumerman III Introduction, 403 Background, 407 Case study: the Artificial Long House Valley (ALHV) Project models, 408 Discussion, 419 Conclusion, 422 Acknowledgments, 424 References, 424 Part VI: Biocultural approaches to inequality and violence 21 Biocultural perspectives in bioarchaeology, 429 Bethany L. Turner & Haagen D. Klaus Introduction, 429 Background, 430 Case study: understanding European contact in the Americas, 437 Conclusion, 446 Acknowledgments, 446 References, 447 Notes, 451 22 The poetics of violence in bioarchaeology: Integrating social theory with trauma analysis, 453 Ventura R. Perez Introduction, 453 Background, 454 Case study: the Sierra de Mazatan massacre, 458 Conclusion, 465 Acknowledgments, 467 References, 467 23 Broken bodies and broken bones: Biocultural approaches to ancient slavery and torture, 471 Debra L. Martin & Anna J. Osterholtz Introduction, 471 Background, 474 Case study: slavery and torture in the prehispanic Southwest, 475 Discussion, 486 Conclusion, 487 References, 488 Notes, 490 Part VII: The next generation 24 Concluding thoughts: a bright future for students trained in using a biocultural perspective, 493 Debra L. Martin & Molly K. Zuckerman Introduction, 493 Teaching, pedagogy, and ethics, 494 The past as a guide, 496 A bright future for biocultural scholarship, 496 References, 498 Notes, 498 Index, 499
Responsibility: edited by Molly K. Zuckerman, Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures, Mississippi State University, USA and Debra L. Martin, Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.

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