A Companion to Medical Anthropology

A Companion to Medical Anthropology

Editor(s): Merrill Singer, Pamela I. Erickson

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011 10:32AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405190022

Online ISBN: 9781444395303

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395303

About this Book

A Companion to Medical Anthropology examines the current issues, controversies, and state of the field in medical anthropology today.

  • Provides an expert view of the major topics and themes to concern the discipline since its founding in the 1960s
  • Written by leading international scholars in medical anthropology
  • Covers environmental health, global health, biotechnology, syndemics, nutrition, substance abuse, infectious disease, and sexuality and reproductive health, and other topics

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Theories, Applications, and Methods

  2. Part II: Contexts and Conditions

    1. Chapter 8

      Syndemics in Global Health (pages 159–179)

      Merrill Singer, D. Ann Herring, Judith Littleton and Melanie Rock

  3. Part III: Health and Behavior

    1. Chapter 15

      Nutrition and Health (pages 305–321)

      David A. Himmelgreen, Nancy Romero Daza and Charlotte A. Noble

  4. Part IV: Healthwork: Care, Treatment, and Communication

  5. Part V: The Road Ahead

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