A Companion to Medical Anthropology (ePub/PDF) observes the current issues, controversies, and state of the field in medical anthropology today.
- Written by prominent international scholars in medical anthropology
- Offers an expert view of the major topics and themes to concern the discipline since its founding in the 1960s
- Includes environmental health, biotechnology, global health, syndemics, nutrition, infectious disease, substance abuse, and sexuality and reproductive health, and other topics
“It will be helpful for undergraduates and postgraduates, and also proving worthwhile to academics looking for accessible summaries of areas outside their specialism.” — Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
“With its comprehensive scope and accomplished contributors, this volume will be a key reference for all medical students and anthropologists of the field. Its comprehensive coverage extends both to emerging and dominant themes in the discipline.” — James Trostle, Trinity College
“A Companion to Medical Anthropology, edited by Pamela I. Erickson and Merrill Singer, is quite simply the best overview that is presently available in the field of medical anthropology in the early 21st century. The chapters brought together in this volume offers not only a definitive outline of an intellectual field, but also a clear sense of medical anthropology’s engagement with the world of policy, politics, and practice. This is significant social research at its very best.”
— Richard G. Parker, Columbia University
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