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Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures - Volume 2

Editors: Ember, Carol R., Ember, Melvin (Eds.)

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About this Reference Work

Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice.

The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

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From the reviews:

"These two volumes, by turns a review of and a reflection on medical anthropology from the 1960s onward, provide the most extensive single reference on the field as yet." (Robert L. Martensen, The New England Journal of Medicine)


Table of contents (105 chapters)

  • Theoretical and Applied Issues in Cross-Cultural Health Research

    Sobo, Elisa J.

    Pages 3-11

  • Cognitive Medical Anthropology

    Garro, Linda C.

    Pages 12-23

  • Critical Medical Anthropology

    Singer, Merrill

    Pages 23-30

  • Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives

    McElroy, Ann

    Pages 31-37

  • Forensic Anthropology

    Ubelaker, Douglas H.

    Pages 37-42

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Print + eBook $779.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology
Book Subtitle
Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures - Volume 2
Editors
  • Carol R. Ember
  • Melvin Ember
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
Print + eBook ISBN
978-0-387-33622-0
Print ISBN
978-0-306-47754-6
eReference ISBN
978-0-387-29905-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 1071
Topics