Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology

Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology

By (author) Peter Brown , By (author) Ron Barrett


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This collection of 49 readings with extensive background description exposes students to the breadth of theoretical perspectives and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied to a range of health settings: from cross-cultural clinical encounters to cultural analysis of new biomedical technologies to the implementation of programs in global health settings.

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 213.36 x 271.78 x 20.32mm | 771.1g
  • 01 Jun 2009
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0073405388
  • 9780073405384
  • 555,322

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Peter J. Brown teaches at Emory University. He is a professor in the Department of Anthropology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences and also a professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health. Ron Barrett is a medical anthropologist and assistant professor at Emory University. His research interests concern the social dynamics of infectious diseases, religious healing, and decision-making at the end of life in both India and the United States

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