Medical Anthropology: Contemporary Theory and Method

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Medical Anthropology
Contemporary Theory and Method Revised Edition

Edited by
CAROLYN F. SARGENT
and THOMAS M. JOHNSON

PRAEGER Westport, Connecticut

London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Part I - Theoretical Perspectives 1
  • 1 - The Therapeutic Process 3
  • Acknowledgments 20
  • 2 - Political Economy in Medical Anthropology 21
  • Conclusion 37
  • Notes 40
  • 3: A Critical-Interpretive Approach in Medical Anthropology 41
  • 4: Culture, Emotion, and Psychiatric Disorder 71
  • 5 Clinically Applied Anthropology 108
  • Part II - Medical Systems 111
  • 6 - Ethnomedicine 113
  • Acknowledgments 130
  • Note 130
  • 7 - Ethnopsychiatry 131
  • 8: Ethnopharmacology 151
  • 9 - Studying Biomedicine as a Cultural System 165
  • Conclusion 176
  • Notes 179
  • Part III - Health Issues in Human Populations 181
  • 10 - Disease, Ecology, and Human Behavior 183
  • Conclusion: Directions for Future Research 216
  • Note 218
  • Anthropology and Studies of Human Reproduction 219
  • 12 - Alcohol and Drug Studies 235
  • 13 - Culture, Stress, and Disease 252
  • 14 - Nutrition in Medical Anthropology 272
  • Conclusions: Directions for Future Research 288
  • Note 289
  • Part IV - Methods in Medical Anthropology 291
  • 15 - Research Designs in Medical Anthropology 293
  • Summary and Conclusions 322
  • 16 - Epidemiology and Medical Anthropology 325
  • Conclusions: Holism and Epidemiology 345
  • Note 346
  • Part V - Policy and Advocacy 347
  • 17 - Bioethics in Anthropology: Perspectives on Culture, Medicine, and Morality 349
  • Conclusion: Future Directions in Anthropology and Bioethics 370
  • Acknowledgments 372
  • Notes 372
  • 18: The Professionalization of Indigenous Healers 374
  • 19 - International Health: Problems and Programs in Anthropological Perspective 396
  • Acknowledgments 422
  • Notes 422
  • References 425
  • Index 543
  • About the Editors and Contributors 551
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