Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective / Edition 4

Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective / Edition 4

by Ann McElroy, Patricia K. Townsend
     
 

This introductory medical anthropology textbook was first published in 1977, and revised in 1989 and 1996. It highlights the value of the comparative perspective in health studies and the values of a holistic, ecological framework for learning the profession. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR See more details below

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This introductory medical anthropology textbook was first published in 1977, and revised in 1989 and 1996. It highlights the value of the comparative perspective in health studies and the values of a holistic, ecological framework for learning the profession. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813338217
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
08/13/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Ecology of Health and Disease 1

Ch. 2 Interdisciplinary Research in Health Problems 33

Ch. 3 Genes, Culture, and Adaptation 81

Ch. 4 Changing Patterns of Disease and Health 131

Ch. 5 The Ecology and Economics of Nutrition 169

Ch. 6 Culture, Ecology, and Reproduction 217

Ch. 7 Stress, Illness, and Healing 267

Ch. 8 Health Resources in Changing cultures 311

Ch. 9 Costs and Benefits of Development 359

Ch. 10 Medical Anthropologists at Work: Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century 409

App Projects in Medical Anthropology 429

References Cited 433

Index 483

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