Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns
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Medical Anthropology by Francine Saillant
Book DescriptionMedical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns surveys medical anthropology by examining the multiplicity of intellectual traditions from which it emerged, taking a closer look at the paths charted by medical anthropologists in Europe and the Americas. * An overview of the discipline, written by medical anthropologists of international stature. * Includes case studies from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. * Also provides thematic perspectives, considering gender and politics in relation to medical anthropology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405152501
(246mm x 171mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Francine Saillant
Francine Saillant is Professor of Anthropology at the Universite Laval and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Anthropologie et Societes.She has conducted research on ethnomedicine, alternative medicine, midwifery, and women's knowledge of the body. She is now conducting research work on humanitarian action and human rights. Her books include Transformations sociales, genre et sante (with Manon Boulianne, 2003), Identites, vulnerabilites, communautes (with Michele Clement, 2004), Communautes et socialites (with Eric Gagnon, 2005), and De la responsabilite: Ethique et politique (with Eric Gagnon, 2006). Serge Genest is Professor of Anthropology at the Universite Laval. He has conducted research on medical systems in Central and West Africa, in South-East Asia, and in Quebec. He has explored traditional systems of medicine in Africa, the encounter between local medicines and biomedicine, and AIDS. His current work deals with international development and health, as well as the connections between environment and health.
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