A Companion to Medical Anthropology


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<p><b>The fully revised new edition of the defining reference work in the field of medical anthropology</b></p> <p><i>A Companion to Medical Anthropology</i>, Second Edition provides the most complete account of the key issues and debates in this dynamic, rapidly growing field. Bringing together contributions by leading international authorities in medical anthropology, this comprehensive reference work presents critical assessments and interpretations of a wide range of topical themes, including global and environmental health, political violence and war, poverty, malnutrition, substance abuse, reproductive health, and infectious diseases. Throughout the text, readers explore the global, historical, and political factors that continue to influence how health and illness are experienced and understood.</p> <p>The <i>second edition</i> is fully updated to reflect current controversies and significant new developments in the anthropology of health and related fields. More than twenty new and revised articles address research areas including war and health, illicit drug abuse, climate change and health, colonialism and modern biomedicine, activist-led research, syndemics, ethnomedicines, biocommunicability, COVID-19, and many others. Highlighting the impact medical anthropologists have on global health care policy and practice, <i>A Companion to Medical Anthropology</i>, Second Edition:</p> <ul> <li>Features specially commissioned articles by medical anthropologists working in communities worldwide</li> <li>Discusses future trends and emerging research areas in the field</li> <li>Describes biocultural approaches to health and illness and research design and methods in applied medical anthropology</li> </ul> <p>Addresses topics including chronic diseases, rising levels of inequality, war and health, migration and health, nutritional health, self-medication, and end of life care Part of the acclaimed <i>Wiley Blackwell Companions</i> to Anthropology series, <i>A Companion to Medical Anthropology</i>, Second Edition, remains an indispensable resource for medical anthropologists, as well as an excellent textbook for courses in medical anthropology, ethnomedicine, global health care, and medical policy.</p>