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Ecology of High-Altitude Infancy

Ecology of High-Altitude Infancy - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511189722

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ISBN13: 978-0511189722
ISBN10: 0511189729
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2004
International: No

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Ecology of High-Altitude Infancy - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0511189722

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ISBN13: 978-0511189722
ISBN10: 0511189729
Edition: 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2004
International: No
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Summary

Highlighting the roles of ecology, culture, history, and political economy, this book considers how the unique mountain ecology and socio-cultural patterns of the Himalayan region of Ladakh contribute to a peculiar pattern of infant mortality. It stresses the burdens of women's work in this region as crucial to birth outcome. An example of a new genre of anthropological work called ''ethnographic human biology,'' this study utilizes the methodology of human biology but strongly emphasizes the ethnographic context that provides meaning for human biological measures.