Anthropology: Health & Medical Anthropology

  • Theories of Uncertainty and Risk across Different Modernities book cover

    Theories of Uncertainty and Risk across Different Modernities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Brown

    Setting out to challenge various common assumptions in risk research, this collection explores how uncertainty is handled in a range of social contexts across the globe. Social science research often emphasises the salience of risk and uncertainty for grasping the dynamics of late-modern societies,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge

  • Final Journeys: Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe book cover

    Final Journeys

    Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alistair Hunter, Eva Soom Ammann

    A recurring theme of the public discourse on immigration in Europe today is that migrants are primarily young people, of working age. Against this short-sighted view, the main contribution of this book is to propose that processes of ageing and dying constitute a critical juncture in the settlement…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

  • Critical Medical Anthropology book cover

    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 – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches in the Health Social Sciences Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright, Anita Hardon

    The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology provides a contemporary overview of the key themes in medical anthropology. In this exciting departure from conventional handbooks, compendia and encyclopedias, the three editors have written the core chapters of the volume, and in so doing, invite the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Anthropology Handbooks

  • Science, Technology and the Ageing Society book cover

    Science, Technology and the Ageing Society

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders: Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations book cover

    A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

    Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations, 1st Edition

    By E. Deidre Pribram

    In her latest contribution to the growing field of emotion studies, Deidre Pribram makes a compelling argument for why culturalist approaches to the study of emotional "disorders" continue to be eschewed, even as the sociocultural and historical study of mental illness flourishes. The author ties…

    Paperback – 2018-04-27
    Routledge

  • Suicide in Sri Lanka: The Anthropology of an Epidemic book cover

    Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic, 1st Edition

    By Tom Widger

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social…

    Paperback – 2018-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds book cover

    Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

    1st Edition

    Edited by Holly F. Mathews, Nancy J. Burke, Eirini Kampriani

    Cancer is a transnational condition involving the unprecedented flow of health information, technologies, and people across national borders. Such movement raises questions about the nature of therapeutic citizenship, how and where structurally vulnerable populations obtain care, and the political…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Diagnostic Controversy: Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare book cover

    Diagnostic Controversy

    Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare, 1st Edition

    Edited by Carolyn Smith-Morris

    This collection is dedicated to the diagnostic moment and its unrivaled influence on encompassment and exclusion in health care. Diagnosis is seen as both an expression and a vehicle of biomedical hegemony, yet it is also a necessary and speculative tool for the identification of and response to…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine: Anthropological Complicities book cover

    HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine

    Anthropological Complicities, 1st Edition

    By Graham Fordham

    Drawing on the case of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, this book examines how anthropological and other interpretative social science research has been utilized in modeling the AIDS epidemic, and in the design and implementation of interventions. It argues that much social science research has been complicit…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Magical Consciousness: An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach book cover

    Magical Consciousness

    An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach, 1st Edition

    By Susan Greenwood, Erik D. Goodwyn

    How does a mind think magically? The research documented in this book is one answer that allows the disciplines of anthropology and neurobiology to come together to reveal a largely hidden dynamic of magic. Magic gets to the very heart of some theoretical and methodological difficulties encountered…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka book cover

    Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    1st Edition

    By Jane Derges

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

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