Item description for The Anthropology of Infectious Disease: International Health Perspectives (ICC Publication) by Peter J. Brown & Marcia C. Inhorn...
Anthropological contributions to the study of infectious disease and to the study of actual infectious disease eradication programs have rarely been collected in one volume. In the era of AIDS and the global resurgence of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis and malaria, there is widespread interest and concern about the cultural, ecological and political factors that are directly related to the increased prevalence of infectious disease. In this book, the authors have assembled the growing scholarship in one volume. Chapters explore the coevolution of genes and cultural traits; the cultural construction of "disease" and how these models influence health-seeking behavior; cultural adaptive strategies to infectious disease problems; the ways in which ethnography sheds light on epidemiological patterns of infectious disease; the practical and ethical dilemmas that anthropologists face by participating in infectious disease programs; and the political ecology of infectious
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.98" Height: 0.63" Weight: 1.72 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1998
ISBN 9056995561 ISBN13 9789056995560
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More About Peter J. Brown & Marcia C. Inhorn
Randall M. Packard is director of the Institute for the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. Peter J. Brown is co-director of the Center for Health, Culture and Society at Emory University. Ruth L. Berkelman, is a clinician and professor of epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Howard Frumkin is chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.