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Forthcoming Health & Medical Anthropology Books

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Forthcoming 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...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published October 6th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published October 13th 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...

    To Be Published November 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Rates of suicide and self-harm are rising across the globe, and Sri Lanka has been among the highest in the world for several decades. Through a close ethnographic analysis of suicidal behaviour in western Sri Lanka, this book seeks to understand this problem. In particular, it uses ethnographic...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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....

    To Be Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

    Edited by Holly F. Mathews, Nancy Burke, Eirini Kampriani

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    This volume brings together original empirical essays from a diverse group of anthropologists working in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to demonstrate how the study of cancer as a global health problem can promote theoretical understandings of the politics and pragmatics of suffering and...

    To Be Published December 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Experience of Institutionalisation

    Social Exclusion, Stigma and Loss of Identity

    By Jane Hubert

    Series: Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

    Based on ethnographic studies and individual narratives of the experience of institutionalisation, this book explores the lived experience of institutionalisation and the profound effects it has on the subsequent lives of those who return to life in the outside world. It also looks at the behaviour...

    To Be Published January 14th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Psychopharmaceuticals in India

    By Stefan Ecks

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    This book analyses two specific processes of globalization that have had an impact on the changing nature of doctor-patient encounters in India. One is the immense and successful growth of the global market in antidepressants over recent years, to the effect scholars speak of an "antidepressant era...

    To Be Published March 31st 2015 by Routledge