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American MedicineThe Quest for Competence

American Medicine: The Quest for Competence

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520088962
eISBN:
9780520922037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520088962.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

What does it mean to be a good doctor in America today? How do such challenges as new biotechnologies, the threat of malpractice suits, and proposed health-care reform affect physicians' ability to ... More

AnthraxThe Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Jeanne Guillemin

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In April of 1979 the city of Sverdlovsk in Russia's Ural Mountains was struck by a frightening anthrax epidemic. Official Soviet documents reported sixty-four human deaths resulting from the ... More

Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Robbie Davis-Floyd

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth—routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? This book ... More

Birth Models That Work

Birth Models That Work

Robbie Davis-Floyd, Lesley Barclay, and Jan Tritten (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity ... More

Birthing a MotherThe Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Birthing a Mother: The Surrogate Body and the Pregnant Self

Elly Teman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259638
eISBN:
9780520945852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This ethnography probes the intimate experience of gestational surrogate motherhood. The book shows how surrogates and intended mothers carefully negotiate their cooperative endeavor. Drawing on ... More

Black and BlueThe Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

John Hoberman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520248908
eISBN:
9780520951846
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248908.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies ... More

Bodies of DifferenceExperiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Matthew Kohrman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book chronicles the story of disability's emergence as an area of significant sociopolitical activity in contemporary China. Attentive to how bodies are embedded in discourse, history, and ... More

Casualties of CareImmigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France

Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France

Miriam Ticktin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269040
eISBN:
9780520950535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269040.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explores the unintended consequences of compassion in the world of immigration politics. It focuses on France and its humanitarian immigration practices to argue that a politics based on ... More

Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Stephen Kunitz

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book raises issues for public policy in the medical field. It is based on data accumulated during long-term research on Navajo Indian epidemiology. Through examination of this medical microcosm, ... More

The Elusive EmbryoHow Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Gay Becker

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book brings together the work of writers from a range of disciplines and cultural traditions to explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual experience. The chapters ... More

Encounters with AgingMythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explicitly compares Japanese and North American medical and political accounts of female middle age to challenge Western assumptions about menopause. It uses ethnography, interviews, ... More

Framing the Sexual SubjectThe Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Framing the Sexual Subject: The Politics of Gender, Sexuality, and Power

Richard Parker, Regina Maria Barbosa, and Peter Aggleton (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218369
eISBN:
9780520922754
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218369.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book brings together the work of writers from a range of disciplines and cultural traditions to explore the social and political dimensions of sexuality and sexual experience. The chapters ... More

Healing ElementsEfficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Sienna R. Craig

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Tibetan medicine has come to represent multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. On the one hand, it must retain a sense of cultural authenticity and a connection to Tibetan Buddhism; on the other ... More

“HIV Is God's Blessing”Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

“HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Jarrett Zigon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This study examines the role of today's Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world—80 percent from intravenous ... More

Huang Di Nei Jing Su WenNature, Knowledge, Imagery in an Ancient Chinese Medical Text

Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: Nature, Knowledge, Imagery in an Ancient Chinese Medical Text

Paul Unschuld

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233225
eISBN:
9780520928497
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233225.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Huang Di nei jing su wen, known familiarly as the Su wen, is a seminal text of ancient Chinese medicine, yet until now there has been no comprehensive, detailed analysis of its development and ... More

Humanitarian ReasonA Moral History of the Present

Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present

Didier Fassin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520271166
eISBN:
9780520950481
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271166.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In the face of the world's disorders, moral concerns have provided a powerful ground for developing international as well as local policies. This book draws on case materials from France, South ... More

Icons of LifeA Cultural History of Human Embryos

Icons of Life: A Cultural History of Human Embryos

Lynn Morgan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520260436
eISBN:
9780520944725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260436.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book tells the story of an early twentieth-century undertaking, the Carnegie Institution of Washington's project to collect thousands of embryos for scientific study. The book blends social ... More

Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

Illness and Culture in the Postmodern Age

David Morris

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208698
eISBN:
9780520926240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208698.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

We become ill in ways our parents and grandparents did not, with diseases unheard of and treatments undreamed of by them. Illness has changed in the postmodern era—roughly the period since World War ... More

JailcareFinding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Carolyn Sufrin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520288669
eISBN:
9780520963559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288669.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Thousands of pregnant women pass through our nation's jails every year. What happens to them as they carry their pregnancies in a space of punishment? In this time when the public safety net is ... More

Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the DarkReconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Traumatic brain injury can interrupt without warning the life story that any one of us is in the midst of creating. When the author's fifteen-year-old son survives a terrible car crash in spite of ... More

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