Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology by Peter J. Brown,Svea Closser PDF

By Peter J. Brown,Svea Closser

The editors of the 3rd version of the seminal textbook Understanding and using scientific Anthropology deliver it thoroughly modern for either teachers and scholars. the gathering of forty nine readings (17 of them new to this version) bargains broad heritage description and exposes scholars to the breadth of theoretical, methodological, and useful views and concerns within the box of clinical anthropology. The textual content offers particular examples and case reports of analysis because it is utilized to quite a number future health settings: from cross-cultural medical encounters to cultural research of recent biomedical applied sciences and the implementation of courses in international future health settings. the recent variation features:


• a big revision that gets rid of many older readings in want of extra clean, suitable selections;


• a brand new part on structural violence that appears on the influence of poverty and other kinds of social marginalization on health;


• an up-to-date and elevated part on “Conceptual Tools,” together with new examine and concepts which are presently riding the sector of scientific anthropology ahead (such as epigenetics and syndemics);


• new chapters on weather swap, Ebola, PTSD between Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, consuming issues, and autism, between others;


• fresh articles from Margaret Mead Award winners Sera younger, Seth Holmes, and Erin Finley, besides new articles via such confirmed scientific anthropologists as Paul Farmer and Merrill Singer.


 

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