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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 May 29th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine

    Edited by Vivienne Lo, Michael Stanley-Baker

    This handbook aims to showcase the latest research on medicine in China as it has developed over 3,000 years. It will identify themes concerned with both history and culture and the significance of Chinese medicine in the modern world, and invite established experts together with some of the most...

    To Be Published June 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

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

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Cancer is a transnational condition involving the unprecedented flow of health information, technologies, and people across national borders. Such movement raises questions about the nature of therapeutic citizenship, how and where structurally vulnerable populations obtain care, and the political...

    To Be Published July 16th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Giving Blood

    The Institutional Making of Altruism

    Edited by Johanne Charbonneau, André Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in...

    To Be Published July 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. Magical Consciousness

    An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach

    By Susan E.J. Greenwood, Erik D. Goodwyn

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    How does a mind think magically? The research documented in this book is one answer that allows the disciplines of anthropology and neurobiology to come together to reveal a largely hidden dynamic of magic. Magic gets to the very heart of some theoretical and methodological difficulties encountered...

    To Be Published September 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Diagnostic Controversy

    Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare

    Edited by Carolyn Smith-Morris

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    This collection is dedicated to the diagnostic moment and its unrivaled influence on encompassment and exclusion in health care. Diagnosis is seen as both an expression and a vehicle of biomedical hegemony, yet it is also a necessary and speculative tool for the identification of and response to...

    To Be Published September 21st 2015 by Routledge

  7. 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 October 1st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Bodies and Lives in Ancient America

    Health Before Columbus

    By Debra L. Martin, Anna J. Osterholtz

    Bodies and Lives in Ancient America offers a broad view of what it was like to live and die throughout North America before European contact. The authors use a unique life history approach, moving from pregnancy and birth through to senescence. Drawing on biological data gathered from human remains...

    To Be Published November 1st 2015 by Routledge

  9. All About Fat

    Teens, Body Image, and Obesity

    Edited by Taylor Nicole

    Series: Innovative Ethnographies

    All About Fat is the first in-depth, ethnographic account to explore how body image, social status, fat stigma and teasing, food consumption behaviors, and exercise practices intersect in the daily lives of adolescent girls and boys from their perspectives. It is based on nine months of fieldwork...

    To Be Published November 1st 2015 by Routledge

  10. The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States

    By Anna Bellisari

    To Be Published November 1st 2015 by Routledge