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Treating Heroin Addiction in Norway The Pharmaceutical Other

Treating Heroin Addiction in Norway: The Pharmaceutical Other

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Aleksandra Bartoszko
June 29, 2021

Focusing on the world of Norwegian opioid substitution treatment (OST) in the aftermath of significant reforms, this book casts a critical light on the intersections between medicine and law, and the ideologies infusing the notions of ‘individual choice’ and ‘patient involvement’ in the field of ...

amaXhosa Circumcision Stories of Manhood and Mental Health

amaXhosa Circumcision: Stories of Manhood and Mental Health

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Lauraine M. H. Vivian
May 27, 2021

This book investigates amaXhosa circumcision and the psychological processes involved. Lauraine Vivian employs concepts such as resilience, orthodoxy, broken men, and reciprocity to examine the experiences of men who have developed mental health issues in relation to their initiation into manhood. ...

Actively Dying The Creation of Muslim Identities through End-of-Life Care in the United States

Actively Dying: The Creation of Muslim Identities through End-of-Life Care in the United States

1st Edition

By Cortney Hughes Rinker
December 30, 2020

This book explores the experiences of Muslims in the United States as they interact with the health care system during serious illness and end-of-life care. It shifts "actively dying" from a medical phrase used to describe patients who are expected to pass away soon or who exhibit signs of ...

Wandering the Wards An Ethnography of Hospital Care and its Consequences for People Living with Dementia

Wandering the Wards: An Ethnography of Hospital Care and its Consequences for People Living with Dementia

1st Edition

By Katie Featherstone, Andy Northcott
November 17, 2020

Wandering the Wards provides a detailed and unflinching ethnographic examination of life within the contemporary hospital. It reveals the institutional and ward cultures that inform the organisation and delivery of everyday care for one of the largest populations within them: people living with ...

Affective Health and Masculinities in South Africa An Ethnography of (In)vulnerability

Affective Health and Masculinities in South Africa: An Ethnography of (In)vulnerability

1st Edition

By Hans Reihling
April 21, 2020

Affective Health and Masculinities in South Africa explores how different masculinities modulate substance use, interpersonal violence, suicidality, and AIDS as well as recovery cross-culturally. With a focus on three male protagonists living in very distinct urban areas of Cape Town, this ...

Locating Zika Social Change and Governance in an Age of Mosquito Pandemics

Locating Zika: Social Change and Governance in an Age of Mosquito Pandemics

1st Edition

Edited By Kevin Bardosh
December 10, 2019

The emergence of Zika virus in 2015 challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for environmental, sexual, reproductive and paediatric health. This book explores this...

The Anthropology of Epidemics

The Anthropology of Epidemics

1st Edition

Edited By Ann H. Kelly, Frédéric Keck, Christos Lynteris
January 30, 2019

Over the past decades, infectious disease epidemics have come to increasingly pose major global health challenges to humanity. The Anthropology of Epidemics approaches epidemics as total social phenomena: processes and events which encompass and exercise a transformational impact on social life ...

Haemophilia in Aotearoa New Zealand More Than A Bleeding Nuisance

Haemophilia in Aotearoa New Zealand: More Than A Bleeding Nuisance

1st Edition

By Julie Park, Kathryn Scott, Deon York, Michael Carnahan
January 29, 2019

Haemophilia in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a richly detailed analysis of the experience of the bleeding disorder of haemophilia based on longterm ethnographic research. The chapters consider experiences of diagnosis; how parents, children, and adults care and integrate medical routines into ...

Medical Materialities Toward a Material Culture of Medical Anthropology

Medical Materialities: Toward a Material Culture of Medical Anthropology

1st Edition

Edited By Aaron Parkhurst, Timothy Carroll
January 10, 2019

Medical Materialities investigates possible points of cross-fertilisation between medical anthropology and material culture studies, and considers the successes and limitations of both sub-disciplines as they attempt to understand places, practices, methods, and cultures of healing. The editors ...

Diagnosis Narratives and the Healing Ritual in Western Medicine

Diagnosis Narratives and the Healing Ritual in Western Medicine

1st Edition

By James Peter Meza
July 26, 2018

The dominance of "illness narratives" in narrative healing studies has tended to mean that the focus centers around the healing of the individual. Meza proposes that this emphasis is misplaced and the true focus of cultural healing should lie in managing the disruption of disease and death (...

Depression in Kerala Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st Century India

Depression in Kerala: Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st Century India

1st Edition

By Claudia Lang
June 27, 2018

This book examines depression as a widely diagnosed and treated common mental disorder in India and offers a significant ethnographic study of the application of a traditional Indian medical system (Ayurveda) to the very modern problem of depression. Based on over a year of fieldwork, it ...

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