A Reader in Medical Anthropology

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Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities
Byron J Good, Michael M Fischer, Sarah S Willen, Mary J DelVecchio Good
Wiley, J

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
Byron J. Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology, Depart-ment of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Anthropol-ogy, 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 NIMH 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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"The impressive scope of this wonderful reader, drawing on its editors' immense collective experience, offers a marvelous reframing of the foundational debates in twentieth-century medical anthropology, including both the full range of canonical readings but also several texts that should be canonical. It links these debates to a wide range of contemporary work, serving as much as an introduction to the discipline's future as to its past." --Lawrence Cohen, University of California, Berkeley "This collection is distinctive for its range, depth, and most of all for its taste in theoretical ingenuity and the most compelling, memorable writing in contemporary medical anthropology." --George Marcus, University of California, Irvine "A Reader in Medical Anthropology is uniquely successful in assembling seminal publications representing the century-long history of medical anthropology. It is the first collection to successfully combine the diverse perspectives, epistemologies, and topical interests of contemporary medical anthropology with its intellectual wellsprings." --Allan Young, McGill University "This collection of classic and innovative essays adds lustre and new, surprising facets to the anthropology of medicine. It crystallizes the most important and compelling cultural analysis of human disease and social suffering, personal trauma, and global insecurity." --Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney
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