Introducing Medical Anthropology: A Discipline in Action, 2nd Edition

AltaMira Press - It reviews the basic perspectives and concepts and the latest debates in the field in a more comprehensive fashion than many other comparable works. This new edition introduces students to the growing field of medical anthropology. AltaMira Press.





The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures FSG Classics by Anne Fadiman 2012-04-24

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Ebola: How a People's Science Helped End an Epidemic African Arguments

Zed Books - In turn, the international response dangerously hampered recovery when it ignored or disregarded local knowledge. By learning from these mistakes and successes, we can better understand how to harness the power of local communities during future humanitarian health crises. Crucially, richards shows that the humanitarian response to the disease was most effective in those areas where it supported community initiatives already in place, such as giving local people agency in terms of disposing of bodies.

. Farrar Straus Giroux. Why did outside observers get it so wrong? paul Richards draws on his extensive firsthand experience in Sierra Leone to argue that the international community’s alarmed response failed to take account of local expertise and common sense. One of the first books to provide an in-depth analysis of the recent pandemic, Ebola offers a clear-eyed account of how and why the disease spread, and why the predictions of international commentators were so misguided.

Ebola: How a People's Science Helped End an Epidemic African Arguments - By 2014, experts were grimly predicting that millions would be infected within months, and a huge international control effort was mounted to contain the virus. Zed Books. In 2013, claiming thousands of lives in liberia, the largest Ebola outbreak in history swept across West Africa, Sierra Leone, and Guinea and sending the international community into panic.

Yet paradoxically, at this point the disease was already going into decline in Africa itself.





Moral Laboratories: Family Peril and the Struggle for a Good Life

University of California Press - Moral laboratories is an engaging ethnography and a groundbreaking foray into the anthropology of morality. From soccer fields to dinner tables, the everyday emerges as a moral laboratory for reshaping moral life. It takes us on a journey into the lives of African American families caring for children with serious chronic medical conditions, and it foregrounds the uncertainty that affects their struggles for a good life.

Zed Books. University of California Press. Challenging depictions of moral transformation as possible only in moments of breakdown or in radical breaches from the ordinary, it offers a compelling portrait of the transformative powers embedded in day-to-day existence. Cheryl mattingly offers vivid and heart-wrenching stories to elaborate a first-person ethical framework, forcefully showing the limits of third-person renderings of morality.

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Birth in the Age of AIDS: Women, Reproduction, and HIV/AIDS in India

Stanford University Press - Zed Books. The government of india, together with global health organizations, established an important public health initiative to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child. University of California Press. Birth in the age of aids is a vivid and poignant portrayal of the experiences of HIV-positive women in India during pregnancy, birth, and motherhood at the beginning of the 21st century.

. Bottle-feeding, and their hopes and fears for the future of their children. Based on research conducted by the author in india, through their decisions about whether or not to continue with the birth if they test HIV-positive, their birthing experiences in hospitals, this book chronicles the experiences of women from the point of their decisions about whether to accept HIV testing, decisions and practices surrounding breast-feeding vs.

Birth in the Age of AIDS: Women, Reproduction, and HIV/AIDS in India - While this program, it has resulted in sometimes devastatingly negative consequences for poor, which targets poor women attending public maternity hospitals, has improved health outcomes for infants, young mothers because these women are being tested for HIV in far greater numbers than their male spouses and are often blamed for bringing this highly stigmatized disease into the family.

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Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran

Stanford University Press - It examines a cultural shift in how people interpret and express their feeling states, and shows how experiences that were once articulated in the richly layered poetics of the Persian language became, by the 1990s, by adopting the language of psychiatry, part of a clinical discourse on mood and affect.

University of California Press. In interpreting clinical and generational narratives, Behrouzan writes not only a history of psychiatry in contemporary Iran, but a story of how stories are told. Orkideh behrouzan traces the historical circumstances that prompted the development of psychiatric discourses in Iran and reveals the ways in which they both reflect and actively shape Iranians' cultural sensibilities.

Prozak diaries is an analysis of emerging psychiatric discourses in post-1980s Iran. Through the lens of psychiatry, the book reveals how historical experiences are negotiated and how generations are formed. Zed Books. A physician and an anthropologist, she combines clinical and anthropological perspectives in order to investigate the gray areas between memory and everyday life, between individual symptoms and generational remembering.

Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and Generational Memory in Iran - In asking how psychiatric dialect becomes a language of everyday, the book analyzes cultural forms created by this clinical discourse, and generational cultures of medicalization in various sites from clinical encounters and psychiatric training, professional, to intimate interviews, exploring individual, works of art and media, and Persian blogs.

Farrar Straus Giroux. Prozak diaries offers an exploration of language as experience.





Chasing Polio in Pakistan: Why the World's Largest Public Health Initiative May Fail

Vanderbilt University Press - Goldberg prize for the best project in the area of medicine. This book offers an analysis of local politics, with broad implications for understanding what is possible in global health, and global political economy in the implementation of a worldwide public health effort, social relations, now and for the future.

This book is the recipient of the annual Norman L. University of California Press. Journeying from vaccination campaigns in rural pakistan to the center of global health decision making at the World Health Organization in Geneva, the author explores the historical and cultural underpinnings of eradication as a public health strategy, and reveals the culture of optimism that characterizes—and sometimes cripples—global health institutions.

Chasing Polio in Pakistan: Why the World's Largest Public Health Initiative May Fail - With a keen ethnographic eye, closser describes the complex power negotiations that underlie the eradication effort at every level, tracking techniques of resistance employed by district health workers and state governments alike. Zed Books. Anthropologist svea closser follows the trajectory of the polio eradication effort in Pakistan, one of the last four countries in the world with endemic polio.

Farrar Straus Giroux. The number of global polio cases has fallen dramatically and eradication is within sight, but despite extraordinary efforts, polio retains its grip in a few areas. And roselea J.





Maturing Masculinities: Aging, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico

Duke University Press Books - Farrar Straus Giroux. Drawing on science studies, and gender theory, medical anthropology, Wentzell suggests the idea of "composite masculinities" as a paradigm for understanding how men incorporate physical and social change into gendered selfhoods. Erectile dysfunction treatments like Viagra are popular in Mexico, where stereotypes of men as sex-obsessed "machos" persist.

Wentzell conducted with more than 250 male patients in the urology clinic of a government-run hospital in Cuernavaca. Zed Books. However, most of the men Wentzell interviewed saw erectile difficulty as a chance to demonstrate difference from this stereotype. Used book in Good Condition. Rather than using drugs to continue youthful sex lives, many collaborated with wives and physicians to frame erectile difficulty as a prompt to embody age-appropriate, mature masculinities.

Maturing Masculinities: Aging, Chronic Illness, and Viagra in Mexico - University of California Press. Maturing masculinities is a nuanced exploration of how older men in urban Mexico incorporate aging, changing social relationships, chronic illness, and decreasing erectile function into their conceptions of themselves as men. It is based on interviews that Emily A.





Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States California Series in Public Anthropology

University of California Press - He trekked with his companions illegally through the desert into Arizona and was jailed with them before they were deported. Fresh fruit, broken bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. Holmes’s material is visceral and powerful.

He lived with indigenous families in the mountains of Oaxaca and in farm labor camps in the U. S. Planted and harvested corn, picked strawberries, and accompanied sick workers to clinics and hospitals. University of California Press. University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition. This “embodied anthropology” deepens our theoretical understanding of the ways in which social inequalities and suffering come to be perceived as normal and natural in society and in health care.

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States California Series in Public Anthropology - An anthropologist and md in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Zed Books. All of the book award money and royalties from the sales of this book have been donated to farm worker unions, farm worker organizations and farm worker projects in consultation with farm workers who appear in the book.

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Thinking Anthropologically: A Practical Guide for Students, 3rd Edition

Prentice Hall - University of California Press. Zed Books. Thinking anthropologcially,  is an invaluable companion to any introductory anthropology text. For, it focuses on the major themes that permeate all fields of anthropology,  and helps students to do better, learn more, and better appreciate the anthropological way of looking at the world.

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Human Genetics

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