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Forthcoming Health & Medical Anthropology Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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...

    To Be Published November 18th 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...

    To Be Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published November 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Culture, Health and Sexuality

    An Introduction

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker, Felicity Thomas

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    The last twenty years have seen a steady growth in multi-disciplinary work in the fields of sexuality, culture and health. What was once a set of relatively esoteric concerns has been steadily mainstreamed and a broader interest has developed in the ‘social’ and the ‘cultural’ relating to specific...

    To Be Published November 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Magical Consciousness

    An Anthropological and Neurobiological Approach

    By Susan Greenwood, Erik 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 April 29th 2015 by Routledge