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By Park, Julie; Scott, Kathryn; York, Deon; Carnahan, Michael
Haemophilia in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a richly detailed analysis of the experience of the bleeding disorder of haemophilia based on long-term ethnographic research. The chapters consider experiences of diagnosis; how parents, children and adults care, and integrate medical ...
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By Lang, Claudia
This book examines depression as a widely diagnosed and treated common mental disorder in India and offers a significant ethnographic study of the application of a traditional Indian medical system (Ayurveda) to the very modern problem of depression. Based on over a year of field ...
By Meza, James Peter
The dominance of 'illness narratives' in narrative healing studies has tended to mean that the focus centres around the healing of the individual. Meza proposes that this emphasis is misplaced and the true focus of cultural healing should lie in managing the disruption of disease ...
Edited by Parkhurst, Aaron; Carroll, Timothy
Medical Materialities investigates possible points of cross-fertilisation between medical anthropology and material culture studies, and considers the successes and limitations of both sub-disciplines as they attempt to understand places, practices, methods, and cultures of heali ...
Edited by Kelly, Ann H.; Keck, Frederic; Lynteris, Christos
From SARS and Ebola, to avian influenza, AIDS and Zika, diseases with different epidemiological profiles have come not only to represent major threats to public health but also to embody challenges to the ways we conceive the latter, and the best way of securing it in an ever mor ...
Edited by Bardosh, Kevin Louis
The Zika virus has challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of global health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for environmental, sexual, reproductive and paediatric health, science and po ...
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