Anthropology: Health & Medical Anthropology

  • Death Ritual and Bereavement book cover

    Death Ritual and Bereavement

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph Houlbrooke

    Originally published in 1989, Death, Ritual and Bereavement examines the social history of death and dying from 1500 to the 1930s. This edited collection focuses on the death-bed, funerals, burials, mourning customs, and the expression of grief. The essays throw fresh light on developments which…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

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

    Locating Zika

    Social Change and Governance in an Age of Mosquito Pandemics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Louis Bardosh

    The Zika virus has challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of global health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for environmental, sexual, reproductive and paediatric health, science and policy. This book…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Dynamics of Human Biocultural Diversity: A Unified Approach book cover

    Dynamics of Human Biocultural Diversity

    A Unified Approach, 2nd Edition

    By Elisa J. Sobo

    This lively text by leading medical anthropologist Elisa Sobo offers a unique, holistic approach to human diversity and rises to the challenge of truly integrating biology and culture. The inviting writing style and fascinating examples make important ideas from complexity theory and epigenetics…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities book cover

    Film and the Chinese Medical Humanities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Vivienne Lo, Chris Berry, Guo Liping

    Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities is the first book to reflect on the power of film in representing medical and health discourse in China in both the past and the present, as well as in shaping its future. Drawing on both feature and documentary films from mainland China, the chapters each…

    Hardback – 2019-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

  • Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons book cover

    Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology

    Bonified Skeletons, 1st Edition

    Edited by Heather M. Garvin, Natalie R. Langley

    Through a set of unique cases presented by a diverse international group of practicing forensic anthropologists, Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons seeks to prepare students and professionals for future cases they may confront. Every forensic anthropology case is unique, and…

    Hardback – 2019-11-05 
    CRC Press

  • Human-Canine Collaboration in Care: Doing Diabetes book cover

    Human-Canine Collaboration in Care

    Doing Diabetes, 1st Edition

    By Fenella Eason

    Adopting an anthrozoological perspective to study the participation of non-human animals in regimes of care, this book examines the use of canine scent detection to alert 'hypo-unaware' individuals to symptoms of human chronic illness. Based on ethnographic research and interviews, it focuses on…

    Hardback – 2019-11-01 
    Routledge
    Multispecies Encounters

  • Critical Ethnographic Perspectives on Medical Travel book cover

    Critical Ethnographic Perspectives on Medical Travel

    1st Edition

    By Cecilia Vindrola Padros

    By taking an ethnographic approach to medical travel, this important book uses critical perspectives to understand inequalities in healthcare access and delivery, including gender, class and ethnicity, and explore how these are negotiated. In this key text Vindrola- Padros presents a comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2019-10-18 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary book cover

    Human Extinction and the Pandemic Imaginary

    1st Edition

    By Christos Lynteris

    This book develops an examination and critique of human extinction as a result of the ‘next pandemic’ and turns attention towards the role of pandemic catastrophe in the renegotiation of what it means to be human. Nested in debates in anthropology, philosophy, social theory and global health, the…

    Hardback – 2019-09-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Anthropology of Nursing: Exploring Cultural Concepts in Practice book cover

    Anthropology of Nursing

    Exploring Cultural Concepts in Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karen Holland

    This book aims to introduce nurses and other healthcare professionals to how anthropology can help them understand nursing as a profession and as a culture. Drawing on key anthropological concepts, the book facilitates the understanding and critical consideration of nursing practice, as seen…

    Paperback – 2019-09-25
    Routledge

  • Understanding Tuberculosis and its Control: Anthropological and Ethnographic Approaches book cover

    Understanding Tuberculosis and its Control

    Anthropological and Ethnographic Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Macdonald, Ian Harper

    Over the last two decades, attempts to control the problem of tuberculosis have become increasingly more complex, as countries adopt and adapt to evolving global TB strategies. Significant funding has also increased apace, diagnostic possibilities have evolved, and greater attention is being paid…

    Paperback – 2019-09-17
    Routledge

  • Giving Blood: The Institutional Making of Altruism book cover

    Giving Blood

    The Institutional Making of Altruism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johanne Charbonneau, André Smith

    Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in…

    Paperback – 2019-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Disaster Public Health and Older People book cover

    Disaster Public Health and Older People

    1st Edition

    By Emily Ying Yang Chan

    Disaster Public Health and Older People introduces professionals, students and fieldworkers to the science and art of promoting health and well-being among older people in the context of humanitarian emergencies, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income country settings. Older people…

    Paperback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

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