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A Companion to Medical Anthropology
     

A Companion to Medical Anthropology

by Merrill Singer, Pamela I. Erickson
 

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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

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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

Editorial Reviews

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“It will be of use to undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as proving worthwhile to academics seeking accessible summaries of areas outside their specialism.”  (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 25 January 2013)

"Of this, the Reader provides compelling evidence through the work of senior and junior researchers working on home and foreign terrains (from numerous countries of origin) exploring the circulation of biomedicine, biotechnology, and the ‘medical imaginary'." (Journal of the Royal Astronomical Institute, 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444395297
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Anthropology
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
688,612
File size:
2 MB

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"A Companion to Medical Anthropology in the 21st Century, edited by Merrill Singer and Pamela I. Erickson, is quite simply the best overview that is currently available of the field of medical anthropology in the early 21st century.  The chapters brought together in this volume provide not only a definitive overview of an intellectual field, but also a clear sense of medical anthropology's engagement with the world of politics, policy and practice.  This is critical social research at its very best."
- Richard G. Parker, Columbia University

"With its broad scope and accomplished contributors, this volume will be a primary reference for all medical anthropologists and students of the field.  Its comprehensive coverage extends both to dominant and emerging themes in the discipline." 
- James Trostle, Trinity College

Meet the Author

Merrill Singer, PhD is Professor at the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Community Medicine, University of Connecticut; and Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention.

Pamela I. Erickson, PhD is Professor at the Department of Anthropology and Department of Community Medicine, University of Connecticut.

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