Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns / Edition 1

Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns / Edition 1

by Francine Saillant
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405152494

ISBN-13: 9781405152495

Pub. Date: 12/14/2006

Publisher: Wiley

How has medical anthropology developed since the first manuals were published in the United States nearly thirty years ago? Rejecting a linear history in favor of a more kaleidoscopic approach, Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns explores the answers to this question by examining the multiplicity of intellectual traditions from which it

Overview

How has medical anthropology developed since the first manuals were published in the United States nearly thirty years ago? Rejecting a linear history in favor of a more kaleidoscopic approach, Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns explores the answers to this question by examining the multiplicity of intellectual traditions from which it emerged. Taking a closer look at the paths charted by medical anthropologists in Europe and the Americas, this volume offers the reader an overview of the contemporary intellectual landscape of the discipline, as well as insight into its traditions.

This carefully structured volume is written by medical anthropologists of international stature, many of whom have been instrumental in defining the field and charting its course. Part I of this collection looks at medical anthropology in Canada, the United States, Brazil, and Mexico; Part II explores the European traditions of the field; and Part III provides two case studies that examine medical anthropology thematically rather than regionally. Finally, Margaret Lock's conclusion to this text considers the history of medical anthropology from a new perspective, pinpointing the elements of convergence beyond its local expressions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405152495
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/14/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors     viii
Preface     xvi
Acknowledgments     xvii
Introduction   Francine Saillant   Serge Genest     xviii
Perspectives from the Americas     1
Canada     3
Bioscience and Biotechnology Under Ethnographic Surveillance: Where Do Canadian Medical Anthropologists Stand?   Gilles Bibeau   Janice E. Graham   Usher Fleising     3
The Anthropology of Health in Quebec: Toward a Blending of Approaches and Methods   Raymond Masse     23
The United States     42
Medical Anthropology in the United States   Aruchu Castro   Paul Farmer
Brazil     58
Much More than Medical Anthropology: The Healthy Body and Brazilian Indentity   Annette Leibing
Mexico     71
Medical Anthropology in Mexico: Recent Trends in Research and Education   Maria Beatriz Duarte-Gomez   Roberto Campos-Navarro   Gustavo Nigenda
Perspectives from Europe     87
France     89
Medical Anthropology in France: A Healthy Discipline   Sylvie Fainzang
Spain     103
Topographies, Folklore, and Medical Anthropology in Spain   Josep M. Comelles   Enrique Perdiguero   AngelMartinez-Hernaez
Italy     122
Suffering, Politics, Nation: A Cartography of Italian Medical Anthropology   Mariella Pandolfi   Gilles Bibeau
Germany     142
Medical Anthropology(ies) in Germany   Angelika Wolf   Stefan Ecks   Johannes Sommerfeld
The Netherlands     162
A Cultural Fascination with Medicine: Medical Anthropology in the Netherlands   Sjaak Van der Geest
The United Kingdom     183
British Medical Anthropology: Past, Present and Future   Ronald Frankenberg
Switzerland     212
Anthropology between Medicine and Society: Swiss Health Interfaces   Ilario Rossi
Cross-cutting and Thematic Perspectives     231
Gender     233
Engendering Medical Anthropology   Carole H. Browner   Carolyn Sargent
Politics     252
The Politics of Life: Beyond the Anthropology of Health   Didier Fassin
Conclusion     267
Medical Anthropology: Intimations for the Future   Margaret Lock
Index     289

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