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The Biosocial Politics of Plants and People

Duana Fullwiley

in The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691123165
eISBN:
9781400840410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691123165.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter traces people's networks of care and kin, coupled with the healing practices that these relations engender, through their various interests in fagara within Dakar's health sectors, both ... More


Mattering: Feminism, Science, and Materialism

Victoria Pitts-Taylor (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479833498
eISBN:
9781479842308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479833498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

21st Century feminists are re-imagining nature, biology, and matter in feminist thought and critically addressing new developments in biology, physics, neuroscience, epigenetics and other scientific ... More


Sex, Romance, and Friendship

Daniel J. Hruschka

in Friendship: Development, Ecology, and Evolution of a Relationship

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520265462
eISBN:
9780520947887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520265462.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter suggests that Oprah Winfrey's description of a friendship raises important questions about how sex, romance, and friendship fit together. Is it possible to have a “romantic” friendship ... More


Conclusion: A Spectrum of Knowledge Production

Jennifer S. Singh

in Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698301
eISBN:
9781452953694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698301.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

A summary of the main arguments is made in the conclusion and the distinct contributions of the book are highlighted. These include: the shift in gaze to genomic knowledge, the multitude of biosocial ... More


Leaning Forward: Future Challenges to Human Ecosystems

William R. Burch Jr., Gary E. Machlis, and Jo Ellen Force

in The Structure and Dynamics of Human Ecosystems: Toward a Model for Understanding and Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300137033
eISBN:
9780300231632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300137033.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter maintains that there are many ways to examine human ecosystems. The most enduring results occur when social and biophysical professionals share a common language for describing and ... More


Virtual Communities and Markets

Amy Speier

in Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter follows North Americans who turn to the Internet where they learn of reproductive travel to the Czech Republic, and become diligent consumers. This chapter follows largely female ... More


Matters and Mattering

Beth A. Conklin

in Investigating the Ordinary: Everyday Matters in Southeast Archaeology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781683400219
eISBN:
9781683400578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400219.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

This chapter addresses the cultural anthropological perspective on how the everyday is observed and matters in extant cultures. In the author’s ethnographic work with the Wari’ people in the ... More


Social Forces and Their Impact on Health

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190662455
eISBN:
9780190662486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662455.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the social determinants of health. The phrase—the social determinants of health—is used to describe the factors and forces in society that cause ill health and premature ... More


Giving Care, Delivering Value

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190662455
eISBN:
9780190662486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662455.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

People value health. Yet impoverished patients face many barriers in seeking and receiving care. This chapter challenges the hypothesis that low service utilization of services is due to lack of ... More


Implications of the sociocultural brain

Shihui Han

in The Sociocultural Brain: A Cultural Neuroscience Approach to Human Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198743194
eISBN:
9780191840210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743194.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 9 discusses the implications of cultural-neuroscience findings for understanding of the biosocial nature of the human brain and the sociobiological nature of human culture. It examines how ... More


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