Anthropology: Health & Medical Anthropology

  • An Introduction to Cultural Safety

    Cultural Diversity for Global Healthcare

    By Fran Richardson

    An Introduction to Cultural Safety defines, examines and positions the concept of cultural safety, until now associated primarily with New Zealand, in an international context to provide a theoretical and practical resource for students and health care professionals. The book’s starting point…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Exploring Medical Anthropology

    4th Edition

    By Donald Joralemon

    This book provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples and the author’s personal research experiences are utilized to explain some of the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-01 
    Routledge

  • The Primate Zoonoses

    Culture Change and Emerging Diseases

    By Loretta A. Cormier, Pauline E. Jolly

    This book offers an accessible and up-to-date reference on primate zoonoses. Recent years have witnessed a rise in human diseases zoonotically transferred from wild primates, with outbreaks such as Ebola and concerns regarding newly emerging infections. The authors go beyond simply providing an…

    Hardback – 2017-04-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Anthropology

  • The Judgement of Culture

    Cultural Assumptions in American Law

    By Lawrence Rosen

    This original and thought-provoking volume considers how cultural assumptions are built into legal decision-making, drawing on a series of case studies to demonstrate the range of ways courts express their understanding of human nature, social relationships and the sense of orderliness that…

    Paperback – 2017-04-01 
    Routledge

  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    In the UK and beyond, Down’s syndrome screening has become a universal programme in prenatal care. But why does screening persist, particularly in light of research that highlights pregnant women’s ambivalent and problematic experiences with it? Drawing on an ethnography of Down’s syndrome…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries

    Edited by Clare Herrick, David Reubi

    To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However, the compulsion to do and understand global health emerges largely from contexts that geography has long engaged with: urbanisation, globalisation, political economy,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • The Trouble with Human Nature

    Health, Conflict, and Difference in Biocultural Perspective

    By Elizabeth D. Whitaker

    This book brings together biological and cross-cultural evidence to critically examine common preconceptions and challenge popular assumptions about human nature. It set outs to counter genetic and evolutionary myths about human variation and behavior, drawing on both biological and cultural…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

  • Critical Medical Anthropology

    2nd Edition

    By Merrill Singer, Hans Baer

    The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction and overview to the critical perspective as it has evolved in medical anthropology over the last ten years. Standing as an opposition approach to conventional medical anthropology, critical medical anthropology has emphasized the importance of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches in the Health Social Sciences Series

  • Intimate Economies of Development

    Mobility, Sexuality and Health in Asia

    By Chris Lyttleton

    Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are seldom considered as fundamental elements of donor-driven development as it impacts on the lives of people in poor countries. Yet, alongside structural interventions, emotional or affective engagements are central to processes of social change…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

  • Psychopharmaceuticals in India

    By Stefan Ecks

    This book analyses two specific processes of globalization that have had an impact on the changing nature of doctor-patient encounters in India. One is the immense and successful growth of the global market in antidepressants over recent years, to the effect scholars speak of an "antidepressant era…

    Hardback – 2016-12-30
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Science, Technology and the Ageing Society

    By Tiago Moreira

    Ageing is widely recognised as one of the social and economic challenges in the contemporary, globalised world, for which scientific, technological and medical solutions are continuously sought. This book proposes that science and technology also played a crucial role in the creation and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Lives of Community Health Workers

    Local Labor and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia

    By Kenneth Maes

    The importance of community health workers is increasingly recognized within many of today’s most high-profile global health programs, including campaigns focused on specific diseases and broader efforts to strengthen health systems and achieve universal health care. Based on ethnographic work with…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16
    Routledge
    Anthropology and Global Public Health

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