Magic Science and Health

Magic Science and Health : The Aims and Achievements of Medical Anthropology

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Students will not need prior courses in medical anthropology to use this introductory book. Not only is it soundly based in the history of anthropological theory and method in general, its emphasis on inter-disciplinary and multidisciplinary topics such as race, gender, ethnicity, age and ableness connects the text with "real life" situations. Case studies and discussions with professional models round out the material and orient students to the realities of a career in this field.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 164.8 x 235.5 x 17.5mm | 656.9g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155008285
  • 9780155008281

Table of contents

Part I: The Paradigms of Medical Anthropology. Getting to Know Mary and Ms Barrett. Medical Anthropology in Our Time. The Time Dimension. The Space Dimension. Ethnographic Methods. Structural and Functional Theory. Culture Change Theory. Medical Ecology. The Biocultural Model. Part II: Health Issues in Perspective. Mental Conditions. Race, Ethnicity, And Class. Age, Ableness, And Lifestyle. The Health of Women. Part III: Health Practitioners in Perspective. Mind-Oriented Healers. Body-Oriented Healers. The Anthropology of Medicine.
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