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Handbook of Medical Anthropology

Contemporary Theory and Method, 2nd Edition

by Carolyn F. Sargent, Thomas M. Johnson, ed.

 

Reflects changes in the medical field since the late 1980s with additions on AIDS, psychopathology, emotion, nutrition, and suffering.

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May 1996

Greenwood

Pages 584
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Health & Wellness/Public Health

A significant update of the 1990 classic state-of-the-art handbook on medical anthropology. With new chapters on AIDS, psychology and emotion, nutrition, and bioethics, the text reflects the changes in medical anthropological theory and practice since the late 1980s. Chapters from the first edition are revised to reflect current trends and to include recent references. This work demonstrates the creative expansion and diversity in the field, amidst efforts to explore the individual sickness experience in the context of local cultures and global political and economic dynamics.

Table of Contents

Introduction by Carolyn F. Sargent and Thomas M. JohnsonTheoretical PerspectivesThe Therapeutic Process by Thomas J. Csordas and Arthur KleinmanPolitical Economy in Medical Anthropology by Soheir A. MorsyA Critical-Interpretive Approach in Medical Anthropology: Rituals and Routines of Discipline and Dissent by Margaret Lock and Nancy Scheper-HughesCulture, Emotion and Psychiatric Disorder by Janis H. JenkinsClinically Applied Anthropology by Noel J. Chrisman and Thomas M. JohnsonMedical SystemsEthnomedicine by Arthur J. Rubel and Michael R. HassEthnopsychiatry by Charles C. HughesEthnopharmacology: The Conjunction of Medical Ethnography and the Biology of Therapeutic Action by Nina L. EtkinStudying Biomedicine as a Cultural System by Lorna Amarasingham RhodesHealth Issues in Human PopulationsDisease, Ecology, and Human Behavior by Peter J. Brown, Marcia C. Inhorn, and Daniel J. SmithAnthropology and Studies of Human Reproduction by Carole H. Browner and Carolyn F. SargentAlcohol and Drug Studies by Linda A. Bennett and Paul W. Cook, Jr.Culture, Stress, and Disease by William W. DresslerNutrition in Medical Anthropology by Sara A. QuandtMethods in Medical AnthropologyResearch Designs in Medical Anthropology by Pertti J. Pelto and Gretel H. PeltoEpidemiology and Medical Anthropology by William R. TruePolicy and AdvocacyBioethics in Anthropology: Perspectives on Culture, Medicine, and Morality by Patricia A. Marshall and Barbara A. KoenigThe Professionalization of Indigenous Healers by Murray LastInternational Health and Development: Problems and Programs in Anthropological Perspective by Sandra S. Lane and Robert A. RubinsteinReferencesIndex

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