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Title The anthropology of infectious disease : international health perspectives / edited by Marcia C. Inhorn and Peter J. Brown
Published Australia : Gordon and Breach Publishers, [1997]


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Description xv, 495 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Theory and practice in medical anthropology and international health ; v. 4
Theory and practice in medical anthropology and international health ; v. 4
Contents The anthropology of infectious disease / Marcia C. Inhorn and Peter J. Brown -- Dangerous dirt: paleopathology of Valley Fever and the biopolitics of race / William R. Harrison -- A new look at an old disease: smallpox and biotechnology / Carol Shepherd McClain -- Culture and the global resurgence of malaria / Peter J. Brown -- The household ecology of disease transmission: dengue fever in the Dominican Republic / Jeannine Coreil, Linda Whiteford and Diego Salazar -- Infertility, infection, and Iatrogenesis in Egypt: the anthroplogical epidemiology of blocked tubes / Marcia C. Inhorn and Kimberly A. Buss -- Key informants, pile sorts, or surveys? comparing behavioral research methods for the study of acute respiratory infections in West Bengal / Karabi Bhattacharyya -- "Digestive worms": ethnomedical approaches to intestinal parasitism in southern Ethiopia / Norbert L. Vecchiato -- Illness semantics and international health: the weak lungs-tuberculosis complex in the Philippines / Mark Nichter -- The sitala syndrome: the cultural context of measles mortality in Pakistan / Dorothy S. Mull -- Knowing pneumonia: mothers, doctors, and sick children in Pakistan / Sara H. Cody, J. Dennis Mull and Dorothy S. Mull -- "Prostitution," "risk," and "responsibility": paradigms of AIDS prevention and women's identities in Thika, Kenya / Karina Kielmann -- Ethnography, social analysis and the prevention of sexually transmitted HIV infections among poor women in Haiti / Paul Farmer -- "I'm not dog, no!": cries of resistance against cholera control campaigns in Brazil / Marilyn K. Nations and Cristina G. Monte
Notes "Seeds of this volume were planted in 1992, when a group ... working on domestic and international infectious disease problems convened at the 91st Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association ... in a session entitled The Anthropology of Infectious Disease."--Page [xi]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Communicable diseases.
Medical anthropology.
Communicable Diseases.
Anthropology, Cultural.
Communicable Diseases.
Author Brown, Peter J.
Inhorn, Marcia C., 1957-
LC no. 99459981
ISBN 9056995553
9056995561 (paperback)
Other Titles International health perspectives