• Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down. (wiley.com)
  • Lenore Manderson has worked for 40 years in the field of medical anthropology, finding answers to problems of health and disease inequalities, and lack of access to care. (who.int)
  • In regard to the growing relevance of resource constraints, we encourage participants to consider that marginalized people are not mere victims suffering from manifold adversities and inequalities, but may also actively engage in practices of exclusion themselves in their attempts to secure medical treatment and other health-related privileges. (fu-berlin.de)
  • 1741 words - 7 pages Franz Boas has been considered by many as the "Father of American Anthropology", as he was a pioneer in breaking down the American isolationism, intolerance and misinformation about and biological diversity and linguistics. (brightkite.com)
  • After reading the attached article about Kuru in Syria, I believe the author of the article used both the biological and ethnomedical approaches to medical anthropology in looking at the disease. (msu.edu)
  • As head of the newly established social medicine department at King's, Rose has been developing an interdisciplinary department, bringing together some of the world's leading experts in areas including anthropology, bioethics, gerontology, global health and medical sociology. (unc.edu)
  • The critical analysis of human reproduction and the expanding technologies of assisted conception and prenatal genetic diagnosis (united under the acronym ART-assisted reproductive technologies) is a growing field in medical sociology and anthropology. (medanthroquarterly.org)
  • I found that there was real medical mistreatment of poor bodies in clinics, in forensic institutes, and in the graveyard. (antropologi.info)
  • But then underneath the legend were these real experiences that poor people encountered in forensic medical institutes or police morgues where the unidentified, unclaimed body was, in fact, state property, and (to be crude) chopped up and harvested. (antropologi.info)
  • Using the tools on anthropology, you will uncover how history, geography, and our own culture can affect how we treat malaria, HIV, guinea worm and other tropical diseases in the developing world, and what you can do to stop their spread. (amnh.org)
  • In an article by Shirley Lindenbaum, she attempts to clarify the history, origin and medical relevance of the disease Kuru. (msu.edu)
  • Activities of military doctors and medical missionaries, the development of tropical medicine and of public health initiatives, designed more to protect the colonizers and to 'civilize' the colonized than to ameliorate their health, were integral to colonizing regimes. (barnardhealth.us)
  • With special behind-the-scenes access to Museum exhibits, you will explore the ways social scientists, microbiologists, and medical professionals work together to cure disease. (amnh.org)
  • The Program in Medical and Psychiatric Anthropology was launched when Professor Arthur Kleinman came to Harvard in 1982 with appointments in both Social Medicine and Anthropology, and was joined one year later by Profs. (harvard.edu)
  • Margaret Lock is the Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Department of Anthropology at McGill University. (wiley.com)
  • As a researcher, he is affiliated with both Global Health Unit of the Montreal University Hospitals' Research Centre and the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. (wiley.com)
  • Together they built a program that has supported more than 70 Ph.D. students in the Department of Anthropology, including 15 M.D./Ph.D. students, 40 NIMH-supported post-doctoral fellows, 75 post-doctoral fellows from East Africa and East and Southeast Asia, and numerous visiting fellows and scholars. (harvard.edu)
  • Scheper-Hughes is professor of anthropology and director of the program in Critical Studies in Medicine, Science, and the Body at the University of California at Berkeley. (antropologi.info)
  • Completion of an accredited nursing program or other medical training can qualify you to start working in a private hospital immediately. (upstatemedicaluniversity.com)
  • Check with the evolutionary biology department for course registration deadlines, and anthropology program requirements. (upstatemedicaluniversity.com)
  • First, there was an increased involvement on the part of medical professionals in the management not only of individual pathology but of life-cycle events. (barnardhealth.us)
  • An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. (wiley.com)
  • Herba Artemisiae annuae) in the Chinese materia medica Elisabeth Hsu (in consultation with Frederic Obringer) Anthropology Editorial introduction Stephen Harris Chapter 3. (nhbs.com)
  • First, everyday behaviors are normalized so that, for example, emotions and sexuality become targets of medical technology, with the result that reproduction of populations and even of the species are medicalized. (barnardhealth.us)
  • It publishes research and theory about human health and disease from all areas of medical anthropology. (wikipedia.org)
  • By bringing together e xpertise from various regional settings and thematic areas of medical anthropology, we aim to challenge and redefine the concept of health-seeking behavior in relation to ongoing shifts in local and national healthcare systems. (fu-berlin.de)
  • They were mainly poor women, indigenous women, mainly women who lived in rural areas, traditionally the women who had always been the last to [be] served by the government and the medical profession. (unc.edu)
  • People across the globe are navigating stratified and pluralistic health care landscapes, shaped by neoliberal policies and unequal access to medical care. (fu-berlin.de)
  • Maxim Healthcare Services is a leading provider of home healthcare, medical-related staffing, travel nursing, and population health and wellness services across. (upstatemedicaluniversity.com)
  • But these achievements arguably would not have been possible without the ethnomedical or cultural approaches to the same science, for these facets of medical anthropology provided crucial insight as to how the disease was transmitted from person to person-a key part of the Kuru puzzle. (msu.edu)
  • Systematization of the medical domain, in turn, was part of a more general process of modernization to which industrial capitalism and technological production was central, both intimately associated with the bureaucratization and rationalization of everyday life. (barnardhealth.us)
  • A tribute says: "Lenore's wide-ranging and effective promotion of medical anthropology at high levels in the global health agency architecture in so many different capacities is unique and has profoundly improved our sub-discipline's engagement with policy-makers, implementers, and agenda-setters. (who.int)
  • Compelling and informative, this overview of medical history traces the development of modern-day medical practices from their roots in the. (tradebit.com)
  • The Gumshoe and the Shrink is a tale of political intrigue a detective story and medical mystery set against the backdrop. (tradebit.com)
  • Biomedical science (the biomedical focus of medical anthropology) was indispensable in determining a plausible mechanism of action for the devastating and often fatal disease. (msu.edu)
  • In the 1980's, Harvard faculty, students and fellows collaborated around what was known as an "interpretive" or "meaning-centered" approach to theory, ethnographic research, and writing in medical anthropology. (harvard.edu)