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Culture, health and illness

Helman, Cecil2007
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The book addresses the complex interactions between health, illness and culture by setting out anthropological theory in a readable, jargon-free style and integrating this with the practice of health care using real-life examples and case histories.
Main title:
Culture, health and illness / by Cecil Helman
Imprint:
London Hodder Arnold 2007
Collation:
501 p. illustrations maps
Contents:
1. Introduction : the scope of medical anthropology - 2. The body : cultural definitions of anatomy and physiology - 3. Diet and nutrition - 4. Caring and curing : the sectors of health care - 5. Doctor-patient interactions - 6. Gender and reproduction - 7. Pain and culture - 8. Culture and pharmacology : drugs, alcohol and tobacco - 9. Ritual and the management of misfortune - 10. Cross-cultural psychiatry - 11. Cultural aspects of stress and suffering - 12. Migration, globalization and health - 13. Telemedicine and the Internet - 14. New bodies, new selves : genetics and biotechnology - 15. Cultural factors in epidemiology - 16. The AIDS pandemic - 17. Tropical diseases : malaria and leprosy - 18. Medical anthropology and global health - 19. New research methods in medical anthropology
ISBN:
9780340914502 (pbk)
Dewey class:
362.1042 CUL
Local class:
362.1042
Language:
English
BRN:
13872
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