Merrill Singer, Pamela I. Erickson
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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