- Authors: Merrill Singer, Hans Baer, Debbi Long, Alex Pavlotski
- File Size: 6 MB
- Format: PDF
- Length: 320 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 3rd Edition
- Publication Date: March 20, 2019
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07NNSLJBL
- ISBN-10: 1538106450, 1538106469, 1538106477
- ISBN-13: 9781538106457, 9781538106464, 9781538106471
Introducing Medical Anthropology: A Discipline in Action 3e (PDF) offers students with the first exposure to the developing field of medical and health anthropology. The narrative is guided by merging themes. First, health-oriented anthropologists are very engaged in the process of helping, to changing degrees, to change the world around them through their work in applied projects, advocacy and policy initiatives. Second, the authors present the basic importance of culture and social relationships in health and illness by showing that illness and disease involve complex biosocial processes and that resolving them needs attention to a variety of factors beyond biology. Third, through a scrutiny of the issue of health inequality, this ebook highlights the need for an examination that moves beyond cultural or even ecological models of health toward a complete biosocial approach. Such an approach integrates cultural, biological, and social factors in building unified theoretical understandings of the origin of ill health while supporting the building of effective and equitable national health-care systems.
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All chapter has been revised or expanded.
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