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Biocultural synthesis in medical anthropology.

This introductory textbook is aimed at students of anthropology and the health sciences as well as health-care practitioners. Provides a good overview of all theoretical and methodological approaches in medical anthropology, including psychobiology of healing. Extensive attention on applied work in cultural competence, transcultural psychiatry, and ethnopsychology.

Building a New Biocultural Synthesis: Political-Economic Perspectives on Human Biology
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1992 Biocultural Synthesis in Medical Anthropology

Examines methods and theories for studying material culture from an interdisciplinary perspective, analyzing what material culture reveals about the culture and society in which it was created with an emphasis on America. Required for Museum Studies Certificate.

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In 1978 George Foster and Barbara Anderson, following Khwaja Hassan (1975), suggested that the field of contemporary medical anthropology has four distinct roots that came together in the mid-twentieth century to form a recognized subfield of inquiry: the interest in variation in human morphology and paleopathology that began in the mid-nineteenth century, carried out in part by anatomists and early physical anthropologists; the culture and personality movement, or psychological anthropology, that began in the early twentieth century as both an offshoot of and a critical alternative to Freudian psychology but gained strength during because of increasing interest in understanding the psychological makeup of the different cultures involved in that conflict; the study of ethnomedicine, which began as part of ethnography in the nineteenth century but became a focus of study for culturally oriented medical anthropologists after the posthumous publication of W. H. R. Riverss in 1924; and the applied anthropology of public health, which arose from the postWorld War II interest in improving health practices and introducing biomedicine in developing countries. The continuation of these themes can be seen in contemporary medical anthropology in the form of bio-cultural anthropology, ethnomedicine, critical medical anthropology (CMA), applied medical anthropology, and psychological anthropology.

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Biological anthropology - Wikipedia

A range of textbooks have been published in medical anthropology, reflecting the diverse perspectives of the field while simultaneously striving for a degree of holism. is a vast reference with stand-alone articles introducing key topics, terms, and conceptual frameworks as well as ethnographic case studies. Priced beyond the norm for textbooks, this reference would be best used selectively by advanced students interested in learning about a particular area of the field. is an erudite text that offers rich introductory explanations with attention to historical complexity. , one of the most popular introductory textbooks, is highly readable, with compelling case studies to illustrate theoretical concepts. is a highly popular biocultural textbook now in its fifth edition. is another biocultural textbook that provides somewhat more discussion of paleopathology than . is a well-written introduction to critical medical anthropology that highlights medical anthropology’s significance for a range of public health endeavors. also emphasizes the relevance of medical anthropology; his text is aimed at a more advanced readership of global health professionals. is a textbook in applied anthropology suitable for all levels.

Cultural Evolution - Anthropology - Oxford Bibliographies

The first review that addressed the subfield was William Caudills 1953 article Applied Anthropology in Medicine. As the title suggests, it was a review of the inclusion of anthropological concepts and ethnographic methods in medical settings, or in medical sociologist Robert Strauss terms, social science medicine (1957). The first review article with the title Medical Anthropology was published by Norman Scotch in 1963 and was more comprehensive in its approach. Subsequent reviews by Horacio Fabrega in 1971 and Anthony Colson and Karen Selby in 1974 continued to debate the nature of the field, with the latter article discussing whether medical anthropology constituted a subfield of anthropology or the intersection of anthropology and medicine.

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Demonstrating how psychologists use theory, philosophy, and history to illuminate the subjects they study, this book explores both the obstacles and benefits of integrating these perspectives into contemporary Western psychology. It offers a timely survey of current ideas at the crossroads of these disciplines and represents new ideas about how psychology can respond to changes on what it means to be human and on how to further this knowledge. The convergence of history, theory, and philosophy is examined from three perspectives: the reconsideration of the importance of context in psychology; the argument that psychology is embedded in morality, values, and politics; and the consideration of the practice of such convergence, looking at how history, theory, and philosophy function in psychology. This book presents contemporary thinking by noted scholars who have made significant contributions to a re-visioning of psychology.