A Companion to Medical Anthropology.pdf

A Companion to Medical Anthropology.pdf


This title examines the current issues, controversies, and state of the field in medical anthropology today. It covers environmental health, biotechnology, syndemics, nutrition, substance abuse, infectious disease, sexuality, reproductive health and much more.

"It will be of use to undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as proving worthwhile to academics seeking accessible summaries of areas outside their specialism." ("Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute", 25 January 2013)"Of this, the Reader provides compelling evidence through the work of senior and junior researchers working on home and foreign terrains (from numerous countries of origin) exploring the circulation of biomedicine, biotechnology, and the 'medical imaginary'." (Journal of the Royal Astronomical Institute, 2011)

Merrill Singer, PhD is Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut; and Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention and Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut. He has published over 200 articles and is author/co-author or editor of over 20 books. For his work in the field of medical anthropology, Dr Singer has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the Rudolph Virchow Prize, the AIDS and Anthropology Paper Prize, the George Foster Memorial Award in Practicing Anthropology.Pamela I. Erickson, PhD is Professor at the Department of Anthropology and Department of Community Medicine, University of Connecticut Formerly editor of the scholarly journal "Medical Anthropology Quarterly," she is a Fellow of the "American Anthropological Association" and the "Society for Applied Anthropology," and has also served on the Governing Council of the Family and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association.


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