Health & Medical Anthropology Products

  • The Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Soren Blau, Douglas H. Ubelaker

    With contributions from 70 experienced practitioners from around the world, this second edition of the authoritative Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology provides a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. The book weaves together the discipline’s…

    Paperback – 2016-07-26 
    Routledge

  • Socio-Economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

    By Shirley Sun

    The second decade of the 21st century has witnessed a new surge in emphasis on personalized medicine based on analysis of an individual’s unique genetic make-up as a means to enable more precise diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases. This book attempts to contribute to this growing body…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Making Health Public

    How News Coverage Is Remaking Media, Medicine, and Contemporary Life

    By Charles L. Briggs, Daniel C. Hallin

    This book examines the relationship between media and medicine, considering the fundamental role of news coverage in constructing wider cultural understandings of health and disease. The authors advance the notion of ‘biomediatization’ and demonstrate how health knowledge is co-produced through…

    Paperback – 2016-05-31 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge

  • Aboriginal Children, History and Health

    Beyond Social Determinants

    Edited by John Boulton

    This volume traces the complex reasons behind the disturbing discrepancy between the health and well-being of children in mainstream Australia and those in remote Indigenous communities. Invaluably informed by Boulton’s close working knowledge of Aboriginal communities, the book addresses growth…

    Paperback – 2016-05-12 
    Routledge

  • Religion and Psychoanalysis in India

    Critical Clinical Practice

    By Sabah Siddiqui

    Religion and Psychoanalysis in India questions the assumptions of an established scientific, evidence-based global mental health paradigm by examining the practices of faith-based healing. It proposes that human beings demonstrate a dual loyalty: to science as faith and faith as science, both of…

    Paperback – 2016-04-22
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

  • Culture, Health and Development in South Asia

    Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh

    By M. Saiful Islam

    Recently, mass arsenic poisoning of groundwater has emerged as a disastrous public health concern in Bangladesh. Apart from hundreds of deaths that have already been reported, 85 million people are estimated to be at high risk of developing deadly arsenicosis symptoms. The severity and extent of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States

    By Anna Bellisari

    This volume examines the biocultural dimensions of obesity from an anthropological perspective in an effort to broaden understanding of a growing public health concern. The United States of America currently has the highest rates of obesity among developed countries, with an alarming rise in…

    Paperback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge

  • Forensic Anthropology Laboratory Manual

    3rd Edition

    By Steven N. Byers

    This unique, step-by-step workbook introduces students to all the procedures of the forensic anthropology protocol while providing even, balanced coverage of the core topics. Tear-out exercise worksheets reinforce the methodologies of forensic anthropology and enhance student comprehension. Each…

    Paperback – 2016-03-04
    Routledge

  • Social and Cultural Perspectives on Health, Technology and Medicine

    Old Concepts, New Problems

    By Ciara Kierans, Kirsten Bell, Carol Kingdon

    Developments in health, science and technology have long provided fertile analytical ground for social science disciplines. This book focuses on the critical and enduring importance of core concepts in anthropology and sociology for interrogating and keeping pace with developments in the life…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge

  • Mortal Dilemmas

    The Troubled Landscape of Death in America

    By Donald Joralemon

    Anthropologist Donald Joralemon asks whether America is really, as many scholars claim, a death-denying culture that prefers to quarantine the sick in hospitals and the elderly in nursing homes. His answer is a reasoned “no.” In his view, Americans are merely struggling to find cultural scripts for…

    Paperback – 2016-01-31
    Routledge

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