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Knowledge, Power, and Practice : the Anthropology of Medicine and Everyday Life (93 Edition)

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These original essays, which combine theoretical argument with empirical observation, constitute a state-of-the-art platform for future research in medical anthropology. Ranging in time and locale, the essays are based on research in historical and cultural settings. The contributors accept the notion that all knowledge is socially and culturally constructed and examine the contexts in which that knowledge is produced and practiced in medicine, psychiatry, epidemiology, and anthropology. Professionals in behavioral medicine, public health, and epidemiology as well as medical anthropologists will find their insights significant.

About the Author

Shirley Lindenbaum is Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and author of Kuru Sorcery (1979). Margaret Lock is Professor of Medical Anthopology at McGill University and author of East Asian Medicine in Urban Japan (California, 1980).

Table of Contents

Traditional birth attendants in rural North India : the social organization of childbearing / Roger Jeffery and Patricia M. Jeffery — Analysis of a dialogue on risks in childbirth : clinicians, epidemiologists, and Inuit women / Patricia A. Kaufert and John O'Neil — Accounting for amniocentesis / Rayna Rapp — "Learning medicine" : the constructing of medical knowledge at Harvard Medical School / Byron J. Good and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good — A description of how ideology shapes knowledge of a mental disorder (posttraumatic stress disorder) / Allan Young — The shape of action : practice in public psychiatry / Lorna Amarasingham Rhodes — Lay medical knowledge in an African context / Tola Olu Pearce — Biomedical psychiatry as an object for a critical medical anthropology / Horacioa Fabrega, Jr.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520077850
Editor:
Lock, Margaret M.
Editor:
Lindenbaum, Shirley
Editor:
Lock, Margaret M.
Editor:
Lindenbaum, Shirley
Author:
Lindenbaum, Shirley
Author:
Lock, Margaret
Author:
Lock, Margaret M.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Medicine
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Medical sciences
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Health - General
Subject:
Medical anthropology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Comparative Studies of Health Systems and Medical Care
Series Volume:
36
Publication Date:
19931031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.06 lb

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