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Culture, Health and Illness, Fifth edition / Edition 5

Culture, Health and Illness, Fifth edition / Edition 5

by Cecil G. Helman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780340914502
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/22/2007
Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 596,298
Product dimensions: 7.67(w) x 10.38(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Cecil G Helman, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Brunel University; Senior Lecturer, Dept of Primary Care and Population Sciences, UCL, London, UK

Table of Contents

Preface to the 5th Edition
1. Introduction: the scope of medical anthropology
2. The body: cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology
3. Diet and Nutrition
4. Caring and curing: the sectors of health care
5. Doctor-patient interactions
6. Gender and reproduction
7. Pain and culture
8. Culture and pharmacology: drugs, alcohol and tobacco
9. Ritual and the management of misfortune
10. Cross-cultural psychiatry
11. Cultural aspects of stress and suffering
12. Migration, globalization and health
13. Telemedicine and the Internet
14. New bodies, new selves: genetics and biotechnology
15. Cultural factors in epidemiology
16. The AIDS pandemic
17. Tropical diseases: malaria and leprosy
18. Medical anthropology and global health
19. New research methods in medical anthropology
Appendix: Journals and websites
Author index
Subject index

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