Health & Medical Anthropology Products

  • Illness

    The Cry of the Flesh, 3rd Edition

    By Havi Carel

    Paperback – 2018-08-01 

  • Stories of Medical Science and Statecraft in Kenya

    Curating Impossible Stories

    By Denielle Elliott

    The monograph examines the development of medical sciences in postcolonial Kenya, by examining a series of controversies that have marked Kenyan biomedical sciences. It privileges African voices and retellings, re-centering the voice of African scientists from the peripheries of storytelling about…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Diagnosis Narratives and the Healing Ritual in Western Medicine

    Alienation, Healing and the Self in Society

    By James Peter Meza

    The dominance of ‘illness narratives’ in narrative healing studies has tended to mean that the focus centres 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 (…

    Hardback – 2018-07-25 
    Routledge Studies in 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 – 2018-06-30 

  • The Social Reframing of Dementia

    The Challenge to Change

    Edited by Gaynor Macdonald, Jane Mears

    Dementias are diseases of the brain. A diagnosis of dementia changes the ways people engage with each other – for those with forms of dementia, as well their families, caregivers, friends, health professionals, neighbours, shopkeepers and the community. Medical understandings, necessary as they are…

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Origins of Cocaine

    Colonization and Failed Development in the Amazon Andies

    Edited by Paul Gootenberg, Liliana M. Dávalos

    In the 1960s, the governments of Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia launched agricultural settlement programs in each country’s vast Amazonian frontier lowlands. Two decades later, these exact same zones had transformed into the centers of the illicit cocaine boom of the Americas. Drawing on concepts from…

    Hardback – 2018-06-22 
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Fat

    2nd Edition

    By Deborah Lupton

    In contemporary western societies, the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially marginalized, and…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20 

  • Cultural Safety,Healthcare and Vulnerable Populations

    A Critical Theoretical Perspective

    By Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu

    Culturally safe healthcare is rapidly challenging previous notions of cultural competency or cultural sensitivity in healthcare provision. The increasing number of vulnerable populations means healthcare must be given by a healthcare provider who has developed a social consciousness in relation to…

    Paperback – 2018-06-13 

  • Global Health Governance and Commercialisation in India

    Emerging contradictions and paradoxical solutions

    Edited by Anuj Kapilashrami, Rama V Baru

    Symbols of globalisation abound in daily life in India. Notwithstanding the global diffusion of technologies and advancement of the informational age, significant disparities in health remain and are widening in India. A defining aspect of globalisation, as relevant to health, lies in the…

    Hardback – 2018-06-10 
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

  • Depression in Kerala

    Ayurveda and Mental Health Care in 21st Century India

    By Claudia Lang

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-06-08 
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Biotech Juggernaut

    Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience

    By Tina Stevens, Stuart Newman

    Human genetic engineering programs are well underway, although most people are unaware of it and despite the fact that dozens of countries have banned human germline (i.e. egg and sperm) modifications. When bioentrepreneurs ask citizens to consider biotechnologies with the potential for affecting…

    Paperback – 2018-06-01 

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