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Ecology of High-Altitude Infancy - 04 edition

Ecology of High-Altitude Infancy (ISBN10: 0511189729; ISBN13: 9780511189722)
ISBN13: 978-0511189722
ISBN10: 0511189729

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 empha ...show moresizes the ethnographic context that provides meaning for human biological measures. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2004
International: No

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