A Companion to Medical Anthropology

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Merrill Singer, Pamela I. Erickson
Wiley, J

A Companion to Medical Anthropology examines the current issues, controversies, and state of the field in medical anthropology today.
* Examines the key issues and current debates in medical anthropology
* Provides an expert view of the major topics and themes to concern the discipline since its founding in the 1960s
* Written by leading international scholars in medical anthropology
* Covers environmental health, global health, biotechnology, syndemics, nutrition, substance abuse, infectious disease, and sexuality and reproductive health, and other topics
Merrill Singer, PhD is Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut; and Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention and Professor of Anthropology, University of Connecticut. He has published over 200 articles and is author/co-author or editor of over 20 books. For his work in the field of medical anthropology, Dr Singer has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the Rudolph Virchow Prize, the AIDS and Anthropology Paper Prize, the George Foster Memorial Award in Practicing Anthropology.

Pamela I. Erickson, PhD is Professor at the Department of Anthropology and Department of Community Medicine, University of Connecticut Formerly editor of the scholarly journal Medical Anthropology Quarterly, she is a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology, and has also served on the Governing Council of the Family and Reproductive Health Section of the American Public Health Association.

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