Medical Anthropology and the World System: Critical Perspectives

Medical Anthropology and the World System: Critical Perspectives

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By (author) Hans A. Baer, By (author) Merrill Singer, By (author) Ida Susser

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  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 521 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 36mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 31 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Westport
  • ISBN 10: 1440829152
  • ISBN 13: 9781440829154
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 285,825

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Medical Anthropology and the World System: Critical Perspectives, Third Edition includes updated and expanded information on medical anthropology, resulting in an even more comprehensive resource for undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers worldwide. As in the previous versions of this text, the authors provide insights from the perspective of critical medical anthropology, a well-established theoretical viewpoint from which faculty, researchers, and students study medical anthropology. It addresses the nature and scope of medical anthropology; the biosocial and political ecological origins of disease, health inequities, and social suffering; and the nature of medical systems in indigenous and pre-capitalist state societies and modern societies. The third edition also includes new material on the relationship between climate change and health. Finally, this textbook explores health praxis and the struggle for a healthy world.

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Hans A. Baer, PhD, has been faculty at the University of Melbourne in the Development Studies Program since 2006. Previously he taught for many years in various universities in the United States. Merrill Singer, PhD, is professor in the departments of Anthropology and Community Medicine, and senior research scientist at Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention at the University of Connecticut. Additionally, he is faculty at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at Yale University. Ida Susser is professor of anthropology at Hunter College, CUNY, and adjunct professor of sociomedical sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. She is founding president of the Society for the Anthropology of North America, and she served as president of the American Ethnological Society.