Anthropology And Public Health

Author: Robert A. Hahn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195374649
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Through 24 case studies from around the world, the volume provides a powerful argument for the imperative of anthropological perspectives, methods, information, and collaboration in the understanding and practice of public health.

The Weight Of Obesity

Author: Emily Yates-Doerr
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520961900
Size: 73.98 MB
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A woman with hypertension refuses vegetables. A man with diabetes adds iron-fortified sugar to his coffee. As death rates from heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes in Latin America escalate, global health interventions increasingly emphasize nutrition, exercise, and weight loss—but much goes awry as ideas move from policy boardrooms and clinics into everyday life. Based on years of intensive fieldwork, The Weight of Obesity offers poignant stories of how obesity is lived and experienced by Guatemalans who have recently found their diets—and their bodies—radically transformed. Anthropologist Emily Yates-Doerr challenges the widespread view that health can be measured in calories and pounds, offering an innovative understanding of what it means to be healthy in postcolonial Latin America. Through vivid descriptions of how people reject global standards and embrace fatness as desirable, this book interferes with contemporary biomedicine, adding depth to how we theorize structural violence. It is essential reading for anyone who cares about the politics of healthy eating.

Telecourse Study Guide For Haviland Prins Walrath Mcbride S Anthropology The Human Challenge 14th

Author: Haviland, William A.
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285950852
Size: 75.99 MB
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An Anthropology Telecourse, Anthropology: The Four Fields provides online and print companion study guide options that include study aids, interactive exercises, video, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Study Guide To Epidemiology And Biostatistics

Author: J. Richard Hebel
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449604757
Size: 51.12 MB
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Help your students understand some of the most elusive fundamentals of epidemiology and biostatistics with this fully updated revision of the bestselling Study Guide to Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Seventh Edition offers expanded chapters as well as coverage of new topics that have become prevalent in the medical literature such as: receiver-operator curve analysis to improve sensitivity/specificity; the power of a statistical test; one-tailed P values; comparison-wise significance levels versus study-wise significance levels; confidence interval and its relationship to statistical significance; meta-analysis with current methods for assessing heterogeneity and the potential for publication bias; and the use of propensity scoring to reduce bias in non-experimental studies. Key Features: • 46 objectives, expressed in behavioral terms, cite the concepts to be learned and the level at which students are expected to perform • Study Notes, which can be used as the sole source of input to cover the material or used to supplement attendance at a lecture series • Chapter Exercises, which encourage students to immediately use their newly acquired knowledge, and thus improve retention through practice • Multiple Choice Examinations, which have the same scope and are on the same level that students may expect to encounter in professional examinations

The Drug Company Next Door

Author: Alexa S. Dietrich
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814724736
Size: 47.94 MB
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The production of pharmaceuticals is among the most profitable industries on the planet. Drug companies produce chemical substances that can save, extend, or substantially improve the quality of human life. However, even as the companies present themselves publicly as health and environmental stewards, their factories are a significant source of air and water pollution--toxic to people and the environment. In Puerto Rico, the pharmaceutical industry is the backbone of the island’s economy: in one small town alone, there are over a dozen drug factories representing five multinationals, the highest concentration per capita of such factories in the world. It is a place where the enforcement of environmental regulations and the public trust they ensure are often violated in the name of economic development. The Drug Company Next Door unites the concerns of critical medical anthropology with those of political ecology, investigating the multi-faceted role of pharmaceutical corporations as polluters, economic providers, and social actors. Rather than simply demonizing the drug companies, the volume explores the dynamics involved in their interactions with the local community and discusses the strategies used by both individuals and community groups to deal with the consequences of pollution. The Drug Company Next Door puts a human face on a growing set of problems for communities around the world. Accessible and engaging, the book encourages readers to think critically about the role of corporations in everyday life, health, and culture.

The Patient Multiple

Author: Jonathan Taee
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 178533395X
Size: 40.43 MB
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In the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, medical patients engage a variety of healing practices to seek cures for their ailments. Patients use the expanding biomedical network and a growing number of traditional healthcare units, while also seeking alternative practices, such as shamanism and other religious healing, or even more provocative practices. The Patient Multiple delves into this healthcare complexity in the context of patients' daily lives and decision-making processes, showing how these unique mountain cultures are finding new paths to good health among a changing and multifaceted medical topography.