Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns / Edition 1by Francine Saillant, Serge Genest
Pub. Date: 12/14/2006
How has medical anthropology developed since the first manuals were published in the United States nearly 30 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/i>… See more details below
How has medical anthropology developed since the first manuals were published in the United States nearly 30 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 One of this collection looks at medical anthropology in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil; Part Two explores the European traditions of the field; and Part Three 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.
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Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction (Francine Saillant and Serge Genest).
Part I: Perspectives from the Americas.
1. Canada. .
Section 1: Bioscience and Biotechnology Under Ethnographic Surveillance: Where Do Canadian Medical Anthropologists Stand (Gilles Bibeau (Université de Montréal), Janice E. Graham (Université de Montréal), and Usher Fleishing (University of Calgary).
Section 2: The Anthropology of Health in Québec: Toward a Blending of Approaches and Methods (Raymond Massé (Université Laval).
2. The United States. .
Medical Anthropology in the United States (Arachu Castro (Harvard University) and Paul Farmer (Harvard University).
3. Brazil. .
Much More than Medical Anthropology: The Healthy Body and Brazilian Identity (Annette Leibing (Université de Montréal).
4. Mexico. .
Medical Anthropology in Mexico: Recent Trends in Research and Education (María Beatriz Duarte-Gómez (National University of Colombia), Roberto Campos-Navarro (Universidad Nacional Autónoma), Gustavo Nigenda (Escuela Nacional de Anthropologia e Historia).
Part II: Perspectives from Europe.
5. France. .
Medical Anthropology in France: A Healthy Discipline (Sylvie Fainzang (Centre de Recherche Médecine, Sciences, Santé et Société).
6. Spain. .
Topographies, Folklore, and Medical Anthropolgy in Spain (Josep M. Comelles (Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris), Enrique Perdiguero (Miguel Hernández University, Spain), and Angel Martínez-Hernáez (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain).
7. Italy. .
Suffering, Politics, Nation: A Cartography of Italian Medical Anthropology (Mariella Pandolfi (Université de Montréal) and Gilles Bibeau (Université de Montréal).
8. Germany. .
Medical Anthropology(ies) in Germany (Angelika Wolf (Universität Bayreuth), Stefan Ecks (University of Edinburgh), and Johannes Sommerfeld (World Health Organization).
9. The Netherlands. .
A Cultural Fascination with Medicine: Medical Anthropology in the Netherlands (Sjaak Van Der Geest (University of Amsterdam).
10. The United Kingdom. .
British Medical Anthropology: Past, Present and Future (Ronald Frankenberg (University of Manchester).
11. Switzerland. .
Anthropology between Medicine and Society: Swiss Health Interfaces (Ilario Rossi (University of Lausanne).
Part III: Cross-cutting and Thematic Perspectives.
12. Gender. .
Engendering Medical Anthropology (Carole H. Browner (UCLA) and Carolyn Sargent (Southern Methodist University).
13. Politics. .
The Politics of Life: Beyond the Anthropology of Health (Didier Fassin (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales).
Conclusion: Medical Anthropology: Intimations for the Future (Margaret Lock (McGill University).
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