Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective -

Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective

By Ann McElroy, Patricia K Townsend

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Global environmental change and recent worldwide infectious-disease outbreaks make the ecological perspective of medical anthropology more important a field of study than ever. In this premier teaching text, authors Ann McElroy and Patricia K. Townsend integrate biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, providing a complete and authoritative ecological perspective that is essential for interpreting medical anthropology. Research by biological anthropologists, archaeologists, and paleopathologists illuminates the history and prehistory of disease, along with coverage of contemporary health issues, both local and global. This sixth edition is thoroughly revised and updated, with expanded discussion on the interaction of environment and infectious disease; new material on climate change, globalization, and the effects of war on physical and mental health; and an entirely new chapter on ethics in community health and medical anthropology. Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective captures the essentials of the discipline and covers its ever-changing topics, trends, and developments in an engaging, accessible way.

Product code: 9780813348872

ISBN 9780813348872
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H229xW152
No. Of Pages 402
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Edition 6th New edition
For years the premier teaching text for the ecological approach to medical anthropology, this sixth edition has been updated to examine current major trends, topics, and the latest developments in the field.