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American MedicineThe Quest for Competence

American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

What does it mean to be a good doctor in America today? How do such challenges as new biotechnologies, the threat of malpractice suits, and proposed health-care reform affect physicians' ability to ... More

Animal EthosThe Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science

Animal Ethos: The Morality of Human-Animal Encounters in Experimental Lab Science

Lesley A. Sharp

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299245
eISBN:
9780520971059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299245.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

What are the moral challenges and consequences of animal research in academic laboratory settings? Animal Ethos considers how the inescapable needs of lab research necessitate interspecies encounters ... More

AnthraxThe Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Jeanne Guillemin

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In April of 1979 the city of Sverdlovsk in Russia's Ural Mountains was struck by a frightening anthrax epidemic. Official Soviet documents reported sixty-four human deaths resulting from the ... More

Being and Well-BeingHealth and the Working Bodies of Silicon Valley

Being and Well-Being: Health and the Working Bodies of Silicon Valley

J.A. English-Lueck

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771573
eISBN:
9780804775793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771573.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

As the great American work-benefit experiment erodes, companies are increasingly asking people to take responsibility for managing their own health. There is no question that work and health are ... More

Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Robbie Davis-Floyd

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth—routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? This book ... More

Birth Models That Work

Birth Models That Work

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, and Jan Tritten (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity ... More

Birthing a MotherThe Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Elly Teman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259638
eISBN:
9780520945852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This ethnography probes the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. The book shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavor. Drawing on ... More

Black and BlueThe Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

John Hoberman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520248908
eISBN:
9780520951846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248908.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies ... More

Bodies of DifferenceExperiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Matthew Kohrman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book chronicles the story of disability's emergence as an area of significant sociopolitical activity in contemporary China. Attentive to how bodies are embedded in discourse, history, and ... More

Casualties of CareImmigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France

Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France

Miriam Ticktin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269040
eISBN:
9780520950535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269040.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explores the unintended consequences of compassion in the world of immigration politics. It focuses on France and its humanitarian immigration practices to argue that a politics based on ... More

Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Stephen Kunitz

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book raises issues for public policy in the medical field. It is based on data accumulated during long-term research on Navajo Indian epidemiology. Through examination of this medical microcosm, ... More

Doctors at WarLife and Death in a Field Hospital

Doctors at War: Life and Death in a Field Hospital

Mark de Rond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705489
eISBN:
9781501707940
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705489.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is a candid account of a trauma surgical team based, for a tour of duty, at a field hospital in Helmand, Afghanistan. It tells of the highs and lows of surgical life in hard-hitting detail, ... More

The Drug Company Next DoorPollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

Alexa S. Dietrich

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724996
eISBN:
9780814724644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724996.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The production of pharmaceuticals is among the most profitable industries on the planet. Drug companies produce chemical substances that can save, extend, or substantially improve the quality of ... More

Eating DrugsPsychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Stefan Ecks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how—or ... More

The Elusive EmbryoHow Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Gay Becker

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book brings together the work of writers from a range of disciplines and cultural traditions to explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual experience. The chapters ... More

Encounters with AgingMythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explicitly compares Japanese and North American medical and political accounts of female middle age to challenge Western assumptions about menopause. It uses ethnography, interviews, ... More

Fertility HolidaysIVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Amy Speier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Millions of North Americans are priced out of North America’s expensive reproductive medicine industry. Ultimately, women learn about the possibility of doing IVF abroad, and this book reveals the ... More

Framing the Sexual SubjectThe Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book brings together the work of writers from a range of disciplines and cultural traditions to explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual experience. The chapters ... More

Healing ElementsEfficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Sienna R. Craig

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Tibetan medicine has come to represent multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. On the one hand, it must retain a sense of cultural authenticity and a connection to Tibetan Buddhism; on the other ... More

“HIV Is God's Blessing”Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

“HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Jarrett Zigon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This study examines the role of today's Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world—80 percent from intravenous ... More

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