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The Anthropology of Health and Healing


The Anthropology of Health and Healing

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    Mari Womack(Author)
The Anthropology of Health and Healing provides the first holistic approach to the study of medical anthropology. Over the past two decades, medical anthropology has been the most rapidly growing subfield in anthropology, and a number of medial anthropology texts have been published, focusing primarily on public policy and health care delivery systems. Yet while Anthropologists have researched topics related to medical anthropology for over 100 years, here Womack thoroughly surveys this richly diverse field and provides an integrated approach that links together the biological, psychological, social, communicative, epidemiological, philosophical, historical, and developmental factors that shape health and healing.

The Anthropology of Health and Healing beautifully - and accessibly - draws upon new knowledge from such wide-ranging fields as biology, psychology, epidemiology, public health, health services research and human development, along with core insights from anthropology itself, to provide a comprehensive overview of how nature and nurture interact in diverse settings to shape individuals' own illness experiences, along with global patterns of health and disease. The book achieves rare balance in its attention not simply to what makes us sick but to what keeps us healthy, as well.--Carole H. Browner, UCLAThe Anthropology of Health and Healing signals a shift from earlier conceptions of medical anthropology to a more comprehensive approach to illness and health. Writing with ease about allele frequency, cultural relativism, or the message of the Vedas, Mari Womack is a wise companion for this dazzling historical journey through the human and biological sciences--Shirley Lindenbaum, CUNY

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  • PDF | 384 pages
  • Mari Womack(Author)
  • Altamira Press (16 Jan. 2010)
  • English
  • 5
  • Society, Politics & Philosophy
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