Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$43.12
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.80
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 84%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (12) from $7.80   
  • New (3) from $40.62   
  • Used (9) from $7.80   

Overview

Medical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns surveys medical anthropology 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.

  • An overview of the discipline, written by medical anthropologists of international stature.
  • Includes case studies from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • Also provides thematic perspectives, considering gender and politics in relation to medical anthropology.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This fascinating and important collection highlights the differences and similarities of recent intellectual traditions within the field of Medical Anthropology as articulated in eleven different countries in the Americas and Europe. It is essential for understanding what the contemporary field is."
Peter J. Brown, Professor of Anthropology and Global Health, Emory University

"The editors have done excellent work in bringing together the different visions of so many renowned experts in the field."
Medische Anthropologie: Tidschrift over Gezondheid Cultuur

“In an excellent conclusion, Lock considers medical anthropology’s new location in society’s bodies, whilst it de-essentializes both body and culture.” Journal of Anthropological Research

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405152501
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/14/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Francine Saillant is Professor of Anthropology at the Université Laval and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anthropologie et Sociétés.She has conducted research on ethnomedicine, alternative medicine, midwifery, and women’s knowledge of the body. She is now conducting research work on humanitarian action and human rights. Her books include Transformations sociales, genre et santé (with Manon Boulianne, 2003), Identités, vulnérabilités, communautés (with Michèle Clément, 2004), Communautés et socialités (with Éric Gagnon, 2005), and De la responsabilité: Éthique et politique (with Éric Gagnon, 2006).

Serge Genest is Professor of Anthropology at the Université Laval. He has conducted research on medical systems in Central and West Africa, in South-East Asia, and in Quebec. He has explored traditional systems of medicine in Africa, the encounter between local medicines and biomedicine, and AIDS. His current work deals with international development and health, as well as the connections between environment and health.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

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).

Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)