9780205442348

Exploring Medical Anthropology

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205442348

  • ISBN 10:

    020544234X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/01/2010
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Donald Joralemon's widely popular Exploring Medical Anthropology offers the curious lay person a concise and engaging introduction to the field that presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion.Written in an accessible, jargon-free language, Exploring Medical Anthropology uses cases based on the authors personal research experiences to explain four of the discipline's most important insights: 1) that biology and culture matter equally in the human experience of disease, 2) that the political economy is a primary epidemiological factor, 3) that ethnography is an essential tool to understand human suffering due to disease, and 4) that medical anthropology can help to alleviate human suffering.

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