A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities

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Byron J. Good, Michael M. J. Fischer, Sarah S. Willen, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 5, 2010 - Social Science - 576 pages
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A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities brings together articles from the key theoretical approaches in the field of medical anthropology as well as related science and technology studies. The editors’ comprehensive introductions evaluate the historical lineages of these approaches and their value in addressing critical problems associated with contemporary forms of illness experience and health care.
  • Presents a key selection of both classic and new agenda-setting articles in medical anthropology
  • Provides analytic and historical contextual introductions by leading figures in medical anthropology, medical sociology, and science and technology studies
  • Critically reviews the contribution of medical anthropology to a new global health movement that is reshaping international health agendas
 

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Contents

Introduction
9
Muchona the Hornet Interpreter of Religion
26
Irving A Hallowell 5 The Charity Physician
47
Medical Anthropology and the Problem of Belief
64
Introduction
79
Elements of Charismatic Persuasion and Healing
91
Intentional Worlds Strategies of Identity
108
Ellen Corin 12 The Concept of Therapeutic Emplotment
121
Indian Material for an Ethics of Organ Transplantation
284
Robin Hood of TechnoTurkey or Organ Trafficking in
300
Gender Infertility and Egyptian
319
Introduction
333
A History of the HeLa Cell Line
353
A Digital Image of the Category of the Person
367
Introduction
391
Anthropology and Global Health
405

MythsHistoriesLives
137
Political Ethos
143
The Possibilities for Experience among
160
Introduction
177
The Science and Politics
199
Symptoms Technologies Subjectivities
213
The Citizen as Sexed
232
The Violence of Humanitarianism
245
Introduction
265
Why Womens
422
Medical Ethics and Social Rights in the Global Era
437
Humanitarianism as a Politics of Life
452
Introduction
469
Governance and
496
History Chronicity and the Melancholic Subject
522
Index
540
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About the author (2010)

Byron J. Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology, Depart­ment of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Anthropol­ogy, Harvard University. 

Michael M. J. Fischer is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Sarah S. Willen is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. She has been an NIMN Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has taught in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University.

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good is Professor of Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and in the Department of Sociology, Harvard University.

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