ISBN13:978-0813338217 ISBN10: 0813338212 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0813340982 ISBN10: 0813340985
Summary: The 25th-anniversary edition of the premier text in medical anthropology. The newest edition of the premier teaching text in medical anthropology is thoroughly revised to reflect new developments in the field. Widespread awareness of emerging infectious diseases and global environmental change makes the ecological perspective of the McElroy-Townsend text even more relevant to students than when it was first published. Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective in
tegrates biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health. Research by human biologists and paleopathologists illuminates the history and prehistory of disease, while the work of cultural and applied anthropologists addresses contemporary health issues. Celebrating the book's 25th anniversary, the Fourth Edition includes increased coverage of emerging diseases, evolutionary medicine, the homeless, health disparities, and forensic anthropology. New chapters treat reproduction and careers in applied medical anthropology. New "Profiles" (case studies) on stress and toxic chemicals have been added and other profiles have been updated, further augmenting the classroom-friendly features the book is noted for.
Summary: The 25th-anniversary edition of the premier text in medical anthropology. The newest edition of the premier teaching text in medical anthropology is thoroughly revised to reflect new developments in the field. Widespread awareness of emerging infectious diseases and global environmental change makes the ecological perspective of the McElroy-Townsend text even more relevant to students than when it was first published. Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective integrates biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health. Research by human biologists and paleopathologists illuminates the history and prehistory of disease, while the work of cultural and applied anthropologists addresses contemporary health issues. Celebrating the book's 25th anniversary, the Fourth Edition includes increased coverage of emerging diseases, evolutionary medicine, the homeless, health disparities, and forensic anthropology. New chapters treat reproduction and careers in applied medical anthropology. New "Profiles" (case studies) on stress and toxic chemicals have been added and other profiles have been updated, further augmenting the classroom-friendly features the book is noted for. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:4TH 04 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Westview Press, Inc. Published: 08/13/2003 International: No
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McElroy, Ann : State University of New York at Buffalo
Ann McElroy is Associate Professor of Anthropology at State University of New York at Buffalo.
Townsend, Patricia : State University of New York at Buffalo
Patricia K. Townsend is a Research Associate Professor.
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Preface The Ecology of Health and Disease Preview Studying Nepali Children: An Example of Medical Anthropology Environment, Culture, and Health Profile: Arctic Adaptations A Working Model of Ecology and Health Resources Interdisciplinary Research in Health Problems Preview The Nature of Collaboration Bio-Environmental Data Profile: Cannibal Mourners Clinical Data Epidemiological Data Social and Cultural Data Profile: The Everyday Lives of Retarded Persons Economic, Political, and Historical Data Medical Anthropology at Work Theory in Medical Anthropology Conclusions Resources Genes, Culture, and Adaptation Preview Human Diversity and Environment Dimensions of Adaptation Adaptation Through Biological Evolution Profile: Malaria and Agriculture Balanced Polymorphism Evolutionary Medicine Physiological and Developmental Adaptation Profile: Coca Chewing in the High Andes Cultural Adaptation Individual Coping Mechanisms Maladaptive Cultural Patterns Conclusions Resources Changing Patterns of Disease and Death Preview Culture As Environment The Study of Population Profile: Infant Survival in a Papua New Guinea Society Life and Death in Hunter-Gatherer Camps and Farming Villages Paleopathology: The Study of Disease in Prehistory Profile: Dry Bones: Health in Southwestern Prehistory Life and Death in the Preindustrial City Profile: The Black Death Life and Death in Industrial Society Conclusions Resources The Ecology and Economics of Nutrition Preview Human Foodways and Nutritional Needs Subsistence by Hunting and Gathering Profile: Subsistence Ecology of the Ju/'hoan Bushmen Subsistence by Farming Profile: Famine in Ethiopia Industrial Agriculture The Global Epidemic of Malnutrition Breast or Bottle The Anthropology of Food and Cooking All That Goes into the Mouth Is Not Food Conclusions Resources Culture, Ecology, and Reproduction Preview Three Birth Stories Evolutionary Comparisons of Birth Management Profile: Stress, Social Support, and Pregnancy Fecundity and Fertility Profile: Pregnancy Beliefs and Food Taboos in Malaysia Reproduction and Social Support Systems Conclusions Resources Stress, Illness, and Healing Preview The Concept of Stress Understanding the Physiology of Stress Can Stress Induce Healing? Stress and Psychiatric Disorders Profile: Arctic Hysteria Alcohol Abuse Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Profile: Stress, Social Support, and Health: The Dressler Research Environmental Stressors Conclusions Resources Health Resources in Changing Cultures Preview The Story of Ishi Change and Adaptation Models for the Study of Contact Processes Culture Contact in the Arctic Profile: Culture Change and Inuit Health: Two Families Health Care As a System Medical Pluralism Decisions About Care Profile: Southeast Asian Refugees and Health Care Anthropology and AIDS Conclusions Resources Costs and Benefits of Development Preview Industrialization and Health What Modernization and Development Mean Evaluating the Health Effects of Agricultural Development Profile: Irrigation and Schistosomiasis Strategies for improving Health Health Disparities in Developed Economies Paying the Costs of Industrial Development Profile: Hazardous Waste and the Mohawks at Akwesasne The Anthropology of Trouble Conclusions Resources Medical Anthropologists at Work: Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century Preview Violence and Terror: The Work of Forensic Anthropologists The AIDS Pandemic: Medical Anthropologists in International Public Health Contemporary Medicine and Its Discontents Conclusions Resources Appendix: Projects in Medical Anthropology References Cited Index
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