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Title Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology : Health and Illness in the World's Cultures / edited by Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember.
Imprint New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, [2004]
©2004

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Description 1 online resource (2 volumes (xliv, 1071 pages)) : illustrations
Note "Published in conjunction with the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version record and online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed May 13, 2016).
Subject Social medicine -- Encyclopedias.
World health -- Encyclopedias.
Medical anthropology -- Encyclopedias.
Medicine -- Cross-cultural studies.
Health -- Cross-cultural studies.
Diseases -- Social aspects.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Cross-Cultural Comparison.
Disease -- ethnology.
Health Behavior -- ethnology.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Genre Cross-cultural studies.
Encyclopedias.
Contents VOLUME I. TOPICS -- GENERAL CONCEPTS AND PERSPECTIVES -- Theoretical and Applied Issues in Cross-Cultural Health Research / Elisa J. Sobo -- Cognitive Medical Anthropology / Linda C. Garro -- Critical Medical Anthropology / Merrill Singer -- Evolutionary and Ecological Perspectives / Ann McElroy -- Forensic Anthropology / Douglas H. Ubelaker -- Illness Narratives / / Ron Loewe -- Paleopathology and the Study of Ancient Remains / Michael R. Zimmerman -- Psychoanalysis and Anthropology / Waud H. Kracke.
MEDICAL SYSTEMS -- Bioethics / Elisa J. Gordon -- Biomedical Technologies / Margaret Lock -- Biomedicine / Atwood D. Gaines and Robbie Davis-Floyd -- Medical Pluralism / Hans A. Baer -- Medicalization and the Naturalization of Social Control / Margaret Lock -- Phenomenology of Health and Illness / Gay Becker -- Possession and Trance / Erika Bourguignon -- Shamanism / Michael Winkelman.
POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, AND SOCIAL ISSUES -- Disasters / Jody Glittenberg -- Health and Economic Development / Arachu Castro and Paul Farmer -- Homelessness / Irene Glasser and Rae Bridgman -- Nutrition and Health / Gun Roos -- Post-Colonial Development and Health / Steve Ferzacca -- Refugee Health / Pascale A. Allotey -- Social Stratification and Health in the Western Context / Arushi Sinha and Tyson Gibbs -- The Urban Poor / Delia Easton.
SEXUALITY, REPRODUCTION, AND THE LIFE CYCLE -- Aging / Jay Sokolovsky -- Birth / Carolyn Sargent -- Breast-Feeding / Wenda R. Trevathan -- Child Growth / Barry Bogin -- Dying and Death / Sharon R. Kaufman -- Female Genital Cutting / Bettina Shell-Duncan and Ylva Hernlund -- Immunization / Anita Hardon -- Population Control / Robert J. Meier -- Reproductive Health / Andrea Whittaker.
HEALTH CONDITIONS AND DISEASES -- Alcohol Use / Dwight B. Heath and Irene Glasser -- Child Abuse and Neglect / Jill E. Korbin -- Cholera and other Water-Borne Diseases / Linda M. Whiteford -- Chronic Diseases of Aging / Catherine Hagan Hennessy -- Culture-Bound Syndromes / L.A. Rebhun -- Culture, Stress, and Cardiovascular Disease / William W. Dressler -- Diabetes Mellitus and Medical Anthropology / Leslie Sue Lieberman -- Diarrhea / Elois Ann Berlin -- Disability/Difference / Russell P. Shuttleworth -- Drug Use / J. Bryan Page -- Emerging Infectious Diseases / Vinh-Kim Nguyen -- Genetic Disease I: History and Mechanisms / Larry Leon Mai -- Genetic Disease II / Larry Leon Mai -- HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention / James W. Carey, Erin Picone-DeCaro, Mary Spink Neumann, Deborah Schwartz, Delia Easton, and Daphne Cobb St. John -- Malaria and other Major Insect Vector Diseases / Jeannine Coreil -- Mental Disorders / Alex Cohen -- Mental Retardation / F. John Meaney -- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS or Cot Death) / James J. McKenna -- Tobacco Use in Medical Anthropological Perspective / Merrill Singer -- Tuberculosis Research and Control / R. Shrestha-Kuwahara, M. Wilce, H.A. Joseph, J.W. Carey, R. Plank, and E. Sumartojo.
VOLUME II. CULTURES -- African Americans / Eric J. Bailey -- Amish / Lawrence P. Greksa and Jill E. Korbin -- Argentine Toba / Claudia R. Valeggia and Florencia Tola -- Badaga / Paul Hockings -- Bangladeshis / Darryl J. Holman and Kathleen A. O'Connor -- Baliem Valley Dani / Leslie Butt -- British / Ian Shaw and Louise Woodward -- Burmese / Monique Skidmore -- Cree / Naomi Adelson -- Czechs / Zdenek Salzmann -- Datoga / Astrid Blystad and Ole Bjørn Rekdal -- Fore / David J. Boyd -- French / Michelle Lampl -- Fulani / Kate R. Hampshire -- Garhwali / Satish Kedia -- Garifuna / Nancie L. González and Gloria Castillo -- Greeks / Eugenia Georges -- Hadza / Frank Marlowe -- Haitians / Robert Lawless -- Han / Xingwu Liu -- Hausa / Murray Last -- Hmong in Laos and the United States / Kathleen Culhane-Pera, Dia Cha, and Peter Kunstadter -- Iroquois / Barbara W. Lex and Thomas S. Abler -- Jamaican Maroons / George Brandon -- Japanese / Denise Saint Arnault -- Jat / Sunil K. Khanna -- Lijiang Naxi / Sydney Davant White -- Malagasy / Janice Harper -- Malays / Ronald Provencher -- Maori / Mason Durie -- Matsigenka / Carolina Izquierdo and Glenn H. Shepard Jr. -- Maya of Highland Mexico / Elois Ann Berlin, Brent Berlin, and John R. Stepp -- Mongolia / Daniel J. Hruschka and Brandon A. Kohrt -- Nahua / Brad R. Huber -- Navajo / Joanne McCloskey -- Nepal / Gregory G. Maskarinec -- Northwest Coast / Peter H. Stephenson and Steven Acheson -- Ojibwa / Linda C. Garro -- Oklahoma Choctaw / Joseph Neil Henderson and Linda Carson Henderson -- Roma of the United States and Europe / Anne Hartley Sutherland -- Samoa / James R. Bindon -- Saraguros / Ruthbeth Finerman -- Shipibo / Warren M. Hern -- Sotho / Nancy Romero-Daza and David Himmelgreen -- Sudanese / Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf -- Thai / Chris Lyttleton -- Tongans / Barbara Burns McGrath -- Trobriand / Jay Bouton Crain, Allan Clifford Darrah, and Linus S. Digim'Rina -- Tuareg / Susan J. Rasmussen -- Wape / William E. Mitchell -- Yanomamö / Jennifer Kuzara and Raymond Hames -- Yoruba / Norma H. Wolff.
Summary "Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is 'culture bound' in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts--anthropologists and other social scientists--have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world."--Publisher's description.
Other Author Ember, Carol R., editor Editor.
Ember, Melvin, editor Editor.
Human Relations Area Files, inc.
Other Title Print version: Encyclopedia of medical anthropology. New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, ©2004 0306477548 9780306477546