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Author McElroy, Ann.

Title Medical anthropology in ecological perspective / Ann McElroy, Patricia K. Townsend
Edition Fourth edition
Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, [2004]
©2004

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Description xiii, 466 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: {Toc} -- {RHA}Contents{/RHA} -- {TTL}Contents{/TTL} -- {FM}Preface00{/FM} -- {CHAP}1The Ecology of Health and Disease00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- Studying Nepali Children: An Example of Medical Anthropology,00 -- Profile: Arctic Adaptations,00 -- A Working Model of Ecology and Health,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {CHAP}2Interdisciplinary Research in Health Problems00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- The Nature of Collaboration,00 -- Bioenvironmental Data,00 -- Profile: Cannibal Mourners,00 -- Clinical Data,00 -- Epidemiological Data,00 -- Social and Cultural Data,00 -- Profile: The Everyday Lives Of Retarded Persons,00 -- Economic, Political, and Historical Data,00 -- Medical Anthropology at Work,00 -- Theory in Medical Anthropology,00 -- Conclusions,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {CHAP}3Genes, Culture, and Adaptation00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- Human Diversity and Environment,00 -- Dimensions of Adaptation,00 -- Adaptation through Biological Evolution,00 -- Profile: Malaria And Agriculture,00 -- Balanced Polymorphism,00 -- Evolutionary Medicine,00 -- Physiological and Developmental Adaptation,00 -- Profile: Coca Chewing In The High Andes,00 -- Cultural Adaptation,00 -- Individual Coping Mechanisms,00 -- Maladaptive Cultural Patterns,00 -- Conclusions,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {CHAP}4Changing Patterns of Birth and Death00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- Culture as Environment,00 -- The Study of Population,00 -- Profile: Infant Survival In A Papua New Guinea Society,00 -- Life and Death in Hunter-Gatherer Camps and Farming Villages,00 -- Paleopathology: The Study of Disease in Prehistory,00 -- Profile: Dry Bones In Southwestern Prehistory,00 -- Life and Death in the Preindustrial City,00 -- Profile: The Black Death,00 -- Life and Death in Industrial Society,00 -- Conclusions,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {CHAP}5The Ecology and Economics of Nutrition00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- Human Foodways and Nutritional Needs,00 -- Subsistence by Hunting and Gathering,00 -- Profile: Subsistence Ecology Of The Ju/'Hoansi Bushmen,00 -- Subsistence by Farming,00 -- Profile: Famine In Ethiopia,00 -- Industrial Agriculture,00 -- The Global Epidemic of Malnutrition,00 -- Breast or Bottle,00 -- The Anthropology of Food and Cooking,00 -- All that Goes into the Mouth Is Not Food,00 -- Conclusions,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {CHAP}6Culture, Ecology, and Reproduction00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- Three Birth Stories,00 -- Profile: Stress, Social Support, And Pregnancy,00 -- Fecundity and Fertility,00 -- Wellbeing in Pregnancy: Biological and Social Factors,00 -- Profile: Pregnancy Beliefs And Food Taboos In Malaysia,00 -- Reproduction and Social Support Systems,00 -- Conclusions,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {CHAP}7Stress, Illness, and Healing00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- The Concept of Stress,00 -- Understanding the Physiology of Stress,00 -- Can Stress Induce Healing?,00 -- Stress and Psychiatric Disorders,00 -- Profile: Arctic Hysteria,00 -- Alcohol Abuse,00 -- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder,00 -- Profile: Stress, Social Support, And Health: The Dressler Research,00 -- Environmental Stressors,00 -- Conclusions,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {CHAP}8Health Resources in Changing Cultures00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- The Story of Ishi,00 -- Change and Adaptation,00 -- Models for the Study of Contact Processes,00 -- Culture Contacts in the Arctic,00 -- Profile: Culture Change And Inuit Health: Two Families,00 -- Health Care as a System,00 -- Medical Pluralism,00 -- Decisions about Care,00 -- Profile: Southeast Asian Refugees And Health Care,00 -- Anthropology and AIDS,00 -- Conclusions,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {CHAP}9Costs and Benefits of Development00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- Industrialization and Health,00 -- What Modernization and Development Mean,00 -- Evaluating the Health Effects of Agricultural Development,00 -- Profile: Irrigation And Schistosomiasis,00 -- Strategies for improving Health,00 -- Health Disparities in Developed Economies,00 -- Profile: Hazardous Waste And The Mohawks At Akwesasne,00 -- The Anthropology of Trouble,00 -- Conclusions,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {CHAP}10Medical Anthropologists at Work: Meeting the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century00{/CHAP} -- {A}Preview -- Violence and Terror: The Work of Forensic Anthropologists,00 -- The AIDS Pandemic: Medical Anthropologists in International Public Health,00 -- Contemporary Medicine and Its Discontents,00 -- Conclusion,00 -- Resources,00{/A} -- {Rm} -- Appendix: Projects in Medical Anthropology00 -- References Cited00 -- Index00 -- {/Rm} -- {/Toc}
Notes Previous ed.: 1996
"25th anniversary edition." -- cover
Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-458) and index
Subject Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Medical anthropology.
Author Townsend, Patricia K., 1941-
LC no. 2003006626
ISBN 0813340985 hardcover alkaline paper
0813338212 paperback alkaline paper