The Anthropology of Health and Healing

The Anthropology of Health and Healing
A Book

by Mari Womack

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 367
  • ISBN : 9780759110441
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Anthropology of Health and Healing is the first text to take an integrative approach to the discipline of medical anthropology. In this book, Mari Womack champions a practice of medicine that includes the maintenance of health as well as treatment of illness, emphasizing the importance of lifestyle and the life cycle.

Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective

Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective
A Book

by Elizabeth Dixon Whitaker

  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 589
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This reader provides both fascinating comparative ethnographic detail and a theoretical framework for organizing and interpreting information about health. While there are many health-related fields represented in this book, its core discipline is medical anthropology and its main focus is the comparative approach. Cross-cultural comparison gives anthropological analysis breadth while the evolutionary time scale gives it depth. These two features have always been fundamental to anthropology and continue to distinguish it among the social sciences. A third feature is the in-depth knowledge of culture produced by anthropological methods such as participant-observation, involving long-term presence in and research among a study population.The first part of the book explores healing systems in different cultures; the second and third provide a strong grounding in evolutionary and culture-oriented analysis, making clear the connections between biology and culture as they affect health; the final part emphasizes case studies that apply the theoretical principles presented earlier to particular health topics.For medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health, nursing, and medical training professionals.

Plants, Health and Healing

Plants, Health and Healing
On the Interface of Ethnobotany and Medical Anthropology

by Elisabeth Hsu,Stephen Harris

  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 2012-02-15
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0857456334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Plants have cultural histories, as their applications change over time and with place. Some plant species have affected human cultures in profound ways, such as the stimulants tea and coffee from the Old World, or coca and quinine from South America. Even though medicinal plants have always attracted considerable attention, there is surprisingly little research on the interface of ethnobotany and medical anthropology. This volume, which brings together (ethno-)botanists, medical anthropologists and a clinician, makes an important contribution towards filling this gap. It emphasises that plant knowledge arises situationally as an intrinsic part of social relationships, that herbs need to be enticed if not seduced by the healers who work with them, that herbal remedies are cultural artefacts, and that bioprospecting and medicinal plant discovery can be viewed as the epitome of a long history of borrowing, stealing and exchanging plants.

The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa

The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa
A Book

by Steven Feierman,John M. Janzen

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1992-09-22
  • Pages : 487
  • ISBN : 9780520066816
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These essays are an account of disease, health and healing practices on the African continent. The contributors all emphasize the social conditions linked to ill health and the development of local healing traditions, from Morocco to South Africa and from the precolonial era to the present.

Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing

Idioms of Sámi Health and Healing
A Book

by Barbara Helen Miller,Earle H. Waugh

  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 2015-11-02
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 177212088X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ten experts document the strength of local communities’ using traditional resources for health and prevention.

Curing and Healing

Curing and Healing
Medical Anthropology in Global Perspective

by Andrew Strathern,Pamela J. Stewart

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Throughout history and throughout the world today, problems of health, sickness, and medical treatment have been intimately interwoven with social, cultural, and political life generally. Medical anthropology deals with these problems from a biocultural perspective, recognizing the deep connections between cultural patterns, historical change, and life processes. This book draws on a rich array of ethnographic cases from around the world to demonstrate the complexities of ideas and practices that surround the health of the human body, and how health is impacted by the beliefs and practices of the community. The authors make particular use of new materials from their field areas among the Hagen and Duna people in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.The book is intended as a textbook useable for both anthropology courses and courses for medical students. The topics covered include a survey of earlier works in medical anthropology, regimens of bodily treatment, sex and reproduction, medical pluralism, doctor-patient communication, epidemiology, ethnopsychiatry, illness and the emotions, and how diseases such as AIDS have altered the ways in which individuals see themselves and 'traditional' practices alter to accommodate new diseases.Andrew Strathern and Pamela J. Stewart are a husband and wife anthropological team who work in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea and the Lowlands of Scotland.

Health Psychology

Health Psychology
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Health, CourseSmart eTextbook

by Elizabeth D. Whitaker

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • Pages : 589
  • ISBN : 1317347897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This reader looks at both the biological and cultural aspects of health and healing within a comparative framework. Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective provides both fascinating comparative ethnographic detail and a theoretical framework for organizing and interpreting information about health. While there are many health-related fields represented in this book, its core discipline is medical anthropology and its main focus is the comparative approach. Cross-cultural comparison gives anthropological analysis breadth while the evolutionary time scale gives it depth. These two features have always been fundamental to anthropology and continue to distinguish it among the social sciences. A third feature is the in-depth knowledge of culture produced by anthropological methods such as participant-observation, involving long-term presence in and research among a study population. For medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health, nursing courses.

Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture

Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture
An Exploration of the Borderland Between Anthropology, Medicine, and Psychiatry

by Arthur Kleinman

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1981-08-17
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN : 9780520045118
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kleinman, a psychiatrist, trained in anthropology, reports on his studies of health care in Taiwan. He describes his observations of clinical interviews between various medical practitioner, folk-healers, temple medicine men, and Chinese-style and Western-style physicians and their patients. He stress the importance of adopting the proper cultural perspective, making ones interpretations within that framework.

Culture, Disease, and Healing

Culture, Disease, and Healing
Studies in Medical Anthropology

by Primitive Edicine

  • Publisher : New York : Macmillan
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 559
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sickness and Healing

Sickness and Healing
An Anthropological Perspective

by Robert A. Hahn

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 1995-01-01
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9780300068719
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anthropologist and epidemiologist Robert A. Hahn examines how culture influences the definition, experience and treatment of sickness in Western and non-Western societies.

The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology

The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology
A Book

by Benjamin Koen,Jacqueline Lloyd,Gregory Barz,Karen Brummel-Smith

  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release : 2011-04-27
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN : 0199756260
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology defines a new field of holistic research and applied practice that approaches music, health, and healing across traditional cultures worldwide and the disciplinary boundaries of ethnomusicology, music therapy, the health sciences, and alternative medicine.

Women, Health, and Healing

Women, Health, and Healing
Toward a New Perspective

by Ellen Lewin,Virginia L. Olesen

  • Publisher : Other
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 317
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa

Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa
Transnational Health and Healing

by Hansjörg Dilger,Abdoulaye Kane,Stacey A. Langwick

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2012-10-08
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN : 0253005329
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recent political, social, and economic changes in Africa have provoked radical shifts in the landscape of health and healthcare. Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa captures the multiple dynamics of a globalized world and its impact on medicine, health, and the delivery of healthcare in Africa--and beyond. Essays by an international group of contributors take on intractable problems such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and insufficient access to healthcare, drugs, resources, hospitals, and technologies. The movements of people and resources described here expose the growing challenges of poverty and public health, but they also show how new opportunities have been created for transforming healthcare and promoting care and healing.

Folk Healing and Health Care Practices in Britain and Ireland

Folk Healing and Health Care Practices in Britain and Ireland
Stethoscopes, Wands, and Crystals

by Ronald George Moore,Ronnie Moore,Stuart McClean

  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9781845456726
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'This is a fascinating and beautiful organized and written manuscript'-Rebecca Lester, Washington University in St. Louis Folk, alternative and complementary health care practices in contemporary Western society are currently experiencing a renaissance, albeit with features that are unique to this historical moment. At the same time, biomedicine is under scrutiny, experiencing a number of distinct and multifaceted crises. In this volume the authors draw together cutting edge cross-cultural, interdisciplinary research in Britain and Ireland, focusing on exploring the role and significance of healing practices ù such as the use of crystals, herbs, cures and charms, potions and lotions ù in diverse local contexts. Ronnie Moore currently Lectures in Medical Anthropology and Sociology in the Departments of Sociology and Public Health, Medicine and Epidemiology at University College Dublin. His research interests include health disparities; health, conflict and ethnic identity; and conflict theory. Stuart McClean is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His research interests include the resurgence of alternative medicine and healing practices in Western societies, the role of creative arts in health and the global dimensions surrounding health.

African Health and Healing Systems

African Health and Healing Systems
Proceedings of a Symposium

by P. Stanley Yoder

  • Publisher : University of California LA
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Healing Sounds from the Malaysian Rainforest

Healing Sounds from the Malaysian Rainforest
Temiar Music and Medicine

by Marina Roseman

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1993-03-26
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0520082818
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"One of the best pieces of ethnomusicological research of the last ten years. Roseman shows just how central musical ideas and practices are to a way of knowing and imagining the world, to a way of transforming ordinary experiences, and to penetrating belief systems more broadly."—Steven Feld, University of Texas, Austin "An exciting contribution to interpretive medical anthropology. Moving analytically between Temiar cultural constrictions of illness and health, and the humanely organized sounds of healing ceremonies, Roseman explicates the culural logic whereby aesthetic configurations participate in a comprehensive, therapeutically effective pattern of reality. This author has brocaded medical anthropology with ethnomusicology, producing a shimmering postmodern ethnographic tapestry of great subtlety and strength."—Barbara Tedlock, SUNY, Buffalo

The Sacred Self

The Sacred Self
A Cultural Phenomenology of Charismatic Healing

by Thomas J. Csordas

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 1997-05-07
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : 9780520208841
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is not only a book about healing, however, but also one about the phenomenology of self and self-transformation."--BOOK JACKET.

The Social Fabric of Health

The Social Fabric of Health
An Introduction to Medical Anthropology

by John M. Janzen

  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 313
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book covers the familiar themes in medical anthropology, but places them in a unique perspective. Using a "fabric" metaphor, The Social Fabric of Health weaves together relationships, bodies, feelings, narratives, idea, material support, and institutions in the human experience of health, illness, and healing. In addition to the unique "fabric" perspective the book brings to the subject of medical anthropology, it also brings another unique perspective to thissubject: Using signs-an approach commonly known as semiotics-the text formulates the nuances between the subjective realm of individual experience and the more objective, public world of symbols, codes, and laws.

Health and Healing in Tropical Australia and Papua New Guinea

Health and Healing in Tropical Australia and Papua New Guinea
A Book

by Roy M. MacLeod,Donald Denoon

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Collection of papers from the 1987 Science in the Tropics conference, Townsville; papers including specific Aboriginal content by McGregor, May, Maguire and Riddell annotated separately.

Religion and Healing in America

Religion and Healing in America
A Book

by Linda L. Barnes,Susan Starr Sered

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 535
  • ISBN : 0195167953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Americans have long been aware of the phenomenon loosely known as faith healing. Such practices most often received attention when they came into conflict with biomedical practice. During the 1990s, however, the American cultural landscape changed dramatically and religious healing became acommonplace feature of our society. The essays in this book chart this new reality. Insofar as healing traditions constitute the meeting ground or point of conflict between different groups, argue the authors, they provide a powerful lens through which to examine cultural changes at work. Each ofthe papers offers a particular case study. Many emphasize gender, race, ethnicity, and class as key components of healing experiences.