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New and Published Books

  1. Kayapó Ethnoecology and Culture

    By Darrell A. Posey

    Edited by Kristina Plenderleith

    Series: Studies in Environmental Anthropology

    Darrell A Posey died in March 2001 after a long and distinguished career in anthropology and ecology. Kayapó Ethnoecology and Culture presents a selection of his writings that result from 25 years of work with the Kayapó Indians of the Amazon Basin. These writings describe the...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Neoliberal Governance and International Medical Travel in Malaysia

    By Meghann Ormond

    Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

    International medical travel (IMT), people crossing national borders in the pursuit of healthcare, has become a growing phenomenon. With many of the countries currently being promoted as IMT destinations located in the ‘developing’ world, IMT poses a significant challenge to popular assumptions...

    Published February 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia

    Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity and Representations

    Edited by Linda Rae Bennett, Sharyn Graham Davies

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    Sex, sexuality and sexual relationships are hotly debated in Indonesia, triggering complex and often passionate responses. This innovative volume explores these issues in a variety of ways. It highlights historical and newer forms of sexual diversity, as well as the social responses they provoke....

    Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Healing Holidays

    Itinerant Patients, Therapeutic Locales and the Quest for Health

    Edited by Harish Naraindas, Cristiana Bastos

    This volume on medical tourism includes contributions by anthropologists and historians on a variety of health-seeking modes of travel and leisure. It brings together analyses of recent trends of "medical tourism", such as underinsured middle-class Americans traveling to India for surgery, pious...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Stem Cell Research in Asia

    Looking Beyond Regulatory Exteriors

    Edited by Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner

    The great hurry to realise promised cures in stem cell research requires regulation to guarantee bioethical research practices. Yet, increasingly similar national guidelines for stem cell research yields a range of diverging research practices. This book shows how the different rationale of...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine

    Anthropological Complicities

    By Graham Fordham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Drawing on the case of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, this book examines how anthropological and other interpretative social science research has been utilized in modeling the AIDS epidemic, and in the design and implementation of interventions. It argues that much social science research has been complicit...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Medical Anthropology in Europe

    Shaping the Field

    Edited by Elisabeth Hsu, Caroline Potter

    This collection brings together three generations of medical anthropologists working at European universities to reflect on past, current and future directions of the field. Medical anthropology emerged on an international playing ground, and while other recently compiled anthologies emphasize...

    Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Health Care and Immigration

    Understanding the Connections

    Edited by Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Alejandro Portes

    Series: Ethnic and Racial Studies

    This pioneering volume represents the culmination of state-of-the-art research whose purpose was to investigate the relationship between health care and immigration in the USA - two broken systems in need of reform. This volume sets out to answer the question: how do medical institutions...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Therapeutic Turn

    How psychology altered Western culture

    By Ole Jacob Madsen

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    In what ways has psychology become more influential in Western society? In this book author Ole Jacob Madsen considers the notion of a ‘Therapeutic Turn’ in Western culture – the tendency for psychology to permeate ever new spheres within society. The Therapeutic Turn evaluates the increasing...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge