Medical Anthropology and the World System: Critical Perspectives / Edition 3
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Medical Anthropology and the World System: Critical Perspectives / Edition 3

by Hans A. Baer, Merrill Singer, Ida Susser
     
 

ISBN-10: 1440829152

ISBN-13: 9781440829154

Pub. Date: 05/31/2013

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Now in its third edition, this textbook serves to frame understandings of health, health-related behavior, and health care in light of social and health inequality as well as structural violence. It also examines how the exercise of power in the health arena and in society overall impacts human health and well-being.

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Now in its third edition, this textbook serves to frame understandings of health, health-related behavior, and health care in light of social and health inequality as well as structural violence. It also examines how the exercise of power in the health arena and in society overall impacts human health and well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440829154
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/31/2013
Pages:
521
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

I What Is Medical Anthropology About? 1

1 Medical Anthropology: Central Concepts and Development 3

2 Theoretical Perspectives in Medical Anthropology 35

II The Social Origins of Disease and Suffering 67

3 Health and the Environment: From Foraging Societies to the Capitalist World System 69

4 The Impact of Climate Change, Environmental Crises, and Disasters on Health 103

5 Poverty, Injustice, and Health in the World System 137

6 Reproduction, Biotechnologies, and Inequality 167

III Social Diseases and Social Suffering 199

7 Violence and War 201

8 Legal and Illegal Drugs: Experience, behavior, and Society 225

9 AIDS and Infectious Diseases 267

10 Syndemics and the Biosocial Nature of Health 301

IV Medical Systems in a Social Context 331

11 Medical Systems in Indigenous and Precapitalist and Early Capitalist State Societies 333

12 Biomedical Hegemony in the Context of Medical Pluralism 359

V Toward an Equitable and Healthy Global System 395

13 Health Praxis and the Struggle for a Healthy, Socially Just, and Environmentally Sustainable World System 397

Bibliography 435

About the Authors 499

Index 501

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