Health & Medical Anthropology Products

  • Kayapó Ethnoecology and Culture

    By Darrell A. Posey

    Edited by Kristina Plenderleith

    Darrell A Posey died in March 2001 after a long and distinguished career in anthropology and ecology. Kayapó Ethnoecology and Culture presents a selection of his writings that result from 25 years of work with the Kayapó Indians of the Amazon Basin. These writings describe the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Studies in Environmental Anthropology

  • Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing

    Perspectives on Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies

    Edited by Erik Malmqvist, Kristin Zeiler

    Medical therapy, research and technology enable us to make our bodies, or parts of them, available to others in an increasing number of ways. This is the case in organ, tissue, egg and sperm donation as well as in surrogate motherhood and clinical research. Bringing together leading scholars…

    Hardback – 2015-12-16 
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Schooled on Fat

    What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity

    By Nicole Taylor

    Obesity has dominated popular media as one of the most pressing issues of the new millennium. In the US, high rates of obesity, and by extension, fat people are often blamed for rising health-care costs and a weakening of national security. What does it mean to be considered fat during a time when…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15 
    Innovative Ethnographies

  • A Cultural Approach to Emotional Disorders

    Psychological and Aesthetic Interpretations

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08 
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

    The History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians, 2nd Edition

    By Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, which saw kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribe, swallow or wear human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin in an attempt to heal themselves of epilepsy,…

    Paperback – 2015-11-27 

  • Bodies and Lives in Ancient America

    Health Before Columbus

    By Debra L. Martin, Anna J. Osterholtz

    Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad overview of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. Using a unique life history approach, the book moves from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 

  • Islam, Development, and Urban Women’s Reproductive Practices

    By Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Rabat, Morocco, this ethnography analyzes the relationship between neoliberal development policies, women’s reproductive practices, and popular understandings of Islam. In the 1990s, Morocco shifted its attention from economic to human development, as economic…

    Paperback – 2015-09-16
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Diagnostic Controversy

    Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Magical Consciousness

    An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Giving Blood

    The Institutional Making of Altruism

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Health and the Modern Home

    Edited by Mark Jackson

    Health and the Modern Home explores shifting and contentious debates about the impact of the domestic environment on health in the modern period. Drawing on recent scholarship, contributors expose the socio-political context in which the physical and emotional environment of "the modern home" and "…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23

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