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Critical Medical Anthropology
     

Critical Medical Anthropology

by Merrill Singer, Hans Baer
 

The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction and overview to the critical perspective as it has evolved in medical anthropology over the last ten years. Standing as an opposition approach to conventional medical anthropology, critical medical anthropology has emphasized the importance of political and economy forces, including the exercise of power, in

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The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction and overview to the critical perspective as it has evolved in medical anthropology over the last ten years. Standing as an opposition approach to conventional medical anthropology, critical medical anthropology has emphasized the importance of political and economy forces, including the exercise of power, in shaping health, disease, illness experience, and health care.

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Re-orients medical anthropology by means of a political economic contextualization of its field of study and application, and by way of a re-focus on power and inequality as central explanatory factors. Supplies a critique of postmodern medical anthropology, and discusses health-related issues at the macro-social level, the intermediate- social level, the micro-social level, and the individual level. Topics include the political economy of nuclear regulation, AIDS and the urban poor, and African-American spiritual churches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895031242
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/1995
Series:
Critical Approaches in the Health Social Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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