Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective (Google eBoek)

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Westview Press, 2008 - 521 pagina's
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Widespread awareness of emerging infectious diseases and global environmental change makes the ecological perspective of this premier teaching text for medical anthropology as relevant as ever. Integrating biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, this fifth edition is now thoroughly revised to reflect new developments in the field. Research by human biologists and paleopathologists illuminates the history and prehistory of disease, while the work of cultural and applied anthropologists addresses contemporary health issues. The fifth edition features five new profiles by guest contributors, all leading researchers on health and environment. New topics include community health and disease prevention in urban America; water-borne disease in Ecuador; iodine deficiency in the Himalaya; stress and demographic change in northern Siberia; and participatory action research in Costa Rica. Also included is updated and expanded consideration of refugee health, global aspects of HIV/AIDS, and careers in applied medical anthropology.

  

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Chapter One The Ecology of Health and Disease 1
1
Chapter Two Interdisciplinary Research in Health Problems 33
33
Chapter Three Genes Culture and Adaptation 81
81
Chapter Four Changing Patterns of Disease and Health 131
131
Chapter Five The Ecology and Economics of Nutrition 169
169
Chapter Six Culture Ecology and Reproduction 217
217
Chapter Seven Stress Illness and Healing 267
267
Chapter Eight Health Resources in Changing Cultures 311
311
Chapter Nine Costs and Benefits of Development 359
359
Meeting the Challenges of the Twentyfirst Century 409
409
Projects in Medical Anthropology 429
429
References Cited 433
433
Index 483
483
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Over de auteur (2008)

Ann McElroy is associate professor of anthropology at University at Buffalo, SUNY.


Patricia K. Townsend
is a research associate professor at University at Buffalo, SUNY.

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