Exploring Medical Anthropology

Author: Donald Joralemon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315470594

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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Now in its fourth edition, Exploring Medical Anthropology provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples 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. The text has been thoroughly updated for the fourth edition, including fresh case studies and a new chapter on drugs. It contains a range of pedagogical features to support teaching and learning, including images, text boxes, a glossary, and suggested further reading.
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Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures -

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306477548

Category: Social Science

Page: 1071

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Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.
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Introducing Medical Anthropology

A Discipline in Action

Author: Merrill Singer,Hans A. Baer

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759110588

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 246

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A new text in the growing field of medical anthropology.
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Trauma and Recovery on War's Border

A Guide for Global Health Workers

Author: Kathleen Allden, MD,Nancy Murakami, LCSW

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 1611686962

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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An increasing number of students and professionals are choosing to travel the globe to engage with the realities of trauma and human suffering through mental health aid. But in the field of global mental health, good intentions are not enough to ensure good training, development, and care. The risk of harm is real when outsiders deliver mental health aid in culturally inappropriate and otherwise na•ve ways. This book, based on the experiences of the co-editors and their colleagues at Burma Border Projects (BBP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mental health and psychosocial well-being of the displaced people of Burma, sets out global mental health theory allied with local perspectives, experiences, real-life challenges, strengths, and best practices. Topics include assessment and intervention protocols, vulnerable groups and the special challenges they present, and supervision and evaluation programs. An introduction by the editors establishes the political and health contexts for the volume. Written in a style appropriate for academic audiences and lay readers, this book will serve as a fundamental text for clinicians, interns, volunteers, and researchers who work in regions of the world that have suffered the violence of war, forced displacement, human rights violations, poverty, and oppression.
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Denken wie ein Neandertaler

Author: Thomas Wynn,Frederick L. Coolidge

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805346047

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The Neanderthal was more similar to us modern man than we think, he was not a primitive Caveman. He had his own language and a large, if not even sophisticated vocabulary. Archeological findings show that the Neanderthals were capable of complex technical process and that most of his life he spent in a small family group. The authors Thomas Wynn and Frederick L. Coolidge give a fascinating insight into the real life and culture of the Neanderthal.
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Curare

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical anthropology

Page: N.A

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Sport, Professionalism, and Pain

Ethnographies of Injury and Risk

Author: P. David Howe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415247306

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Are pain and injury managed appropriately in the environment of professional sport? Is sports medicine a tool to empower or to disempower athletes? David Howe considers these and other pertinent concerns and questions whether, in the world of modern sport, it is the participants themselves or the sport's administrators who exert more control over athletes' well being. Exploring the historical transformation of sports medicine and the relationships between medicine, body and culture, Sport, Professionalism and Pain bridges a perceived space in the literature between medical anthropology, medical sociology and sport studies.
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Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072298529

Category: Anthropology

Page: 694

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Physicians of Western Medicine

Anthropological Approaches to Theory and Practice

Author: Robert A. Hahn,Atwood D. Gaines

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400964307

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

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After putting down this weighty (in all senses of the word) collection, the reader, be she or he physician or social scientist, will (or at least should) feel uncomfortable about her or his taken-for-granted commonsense (therefore cultural) understanding of medicine. The editors and their collaborators show the medical leviathan, warts and all, for what it is: changing, pluralistic, problematic, powerful, provocative. What medicine proclaims itself to be - unified, scientific, biological and not social, non-judgmental - it is shown not to resemble very much. Those matters about which medicine keeps fairly silent, it turns out, come closer to being central to its clinical practice - managing errors and learning to conduct a shared moral dis course about mistakes, handling issues of competence and competition among biomedical practitioners, practicing in value-laden contexts on problems for which social science is a more relevant knowledge base than biological science, integrating folk and scientific models of illness in clinical communication, among a large number of highly pertinent ethnographic insights that illuminate medicine in the chapters that follow.
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Anthropology Career Resources Handbook

Author: Margaret Anderson Gwynne

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205380756

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Contains a comprehensive listing of available resources for 20 different career fields, including suggested readings, journals, organizations with contact information, academic programs at Masters and Ph.D. levels, videos with ordering information, and additional web sites.
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Shadows in the Valley

A Cultural History of Illness, Death, and Loss in New England, 1840-1916

Author: Alan C. Swedlund

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 246

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Explores the impact of changing medical practices on ordinary people in nineteenth-century America.
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New Horizons in Medical Anthropology

Essays in Honour of Charles Leslie

Author: Charles M. Leslie,Mark Nichter,Margaret M. Lock

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278065

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a festschrift in honor of Charles Leslie whose influential career helped shape this subfield of anthropology. This collection of cutting-edge essays explores medical innovation and medical pluralism at the turn of the 21st century. The book accomplishes two things: it reflects recent research by medical anthropologists working in Asia who have been inspired by Charles Leslie's writing on such topics as medical pluralism and the early emergence of what has become a globalized biomedicine, the social relations of therapy management, and the relationship between the politics of the state and discourse about the health of populations, illness, and medicine. The book also takes up lesser known aspects of Leslie's work: his contribution as an editor and the role he played in carrying the field forward; his ethics as a medical anthropologist committed to humanism and sensitive to racism and eugenics; and the passion he inspired in his co-workers and students. Charles Leslie is a remarkable and influential social scientist. New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a fitting tribute to a sensitive scholar whose theories and codes of practice provide an essential guide to future generations of medical anthropologists.
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A Companion to Medical Anthropology

Author: Merrill Singer,Pamela I. Erickson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444395297

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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A Companion to Medical Anthropology examines the current issues, controversies, and state of the field in medical anthropology today. Provides an expert view of the major topics and themes to concern the discipline since its founding in the 1960s Written by leading international scholars in medical anthropology Covers environmental health, global health, biotechnology, syndemics, nutrition, substance abuse, infectious disease, and sexuality and reproductive health, and other topics
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Cultural Anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780072952506

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

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Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "25 succinct video clips, each corresponding to a chapter in the textbook. Each clip is accompanied by a text overview and probing questions to exercise the student's critical thinking skills."--Page 4 of cover.
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Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Mortal Dilemmas

The Troubled Landscape of Death in America

Author: Donald Joralemon

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1629583936

Category: Social Science

Page: 149

View: 1891

In accessible, informed, and often humorous prose, the author examines contemporary medical, legal, and bioethical debates on death and dying, to argue that modern America is not a death-denying culture; on the contrary, we have placed issues regarding end-of-life at the very center of public conversations about what it means to be human.
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Tamkang Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chinese literature

Page: N.A

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A quarterly of comparative studies of Chinese and foreign literatures.
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Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Ethnomedicine

Author: Mark Nichter

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9782881245299

Category: Medical

Page: 259

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Discussing career decision making (CDM), career guidance, a computerized system of career guidance, and the interplay among them, this book describes the way people sort themselves, or are sorted, into educational and occupational options. The options represent the content of this book, and the sorting represents the process. The sequence of decisions may extend over a lifetime, but several crucial choice-points tend to occur at predictable stages in a career. Career guidance is a professional intervention in CDM; "professional" implies that practitioners conform to a standard of ethics, knowledge, and competence beyond what may be offered by other intervenors. Guidance is partly an art, but it is also partly a science -- at least an application of science, based on a synthesis of logic and evidence derived from research. The computerized "System of Interactive Guidance and Information" (SIGI) is a designated guidance "treatment," clearly defined and specified. It was developed according to an explicit model, derived from a particular rationale for guidance, using modern technology to amplify the practice of career guidance. The current version -- called SIGI PLUS TM -- is being used at more than a thousand colleges and universities, as well as secondary schools, libraries, corporations, community-based organizations, and counseling agencies. These three interdependent topics are treated in a progression: from a theory of CDM to a rationale and a model for guidance to the design and development of a system. This book weaves together theory (principles, propositions, rationales, and models), research and development. The product of that development, SIGI, helps to define theory, to exemplify it, and to test it.
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