Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective
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Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective by Anne L. Grauer
Book DescriptionA growing body of literature indicates that diseases can affect women and men differently. As sex differences extend far beyond biology, it is crucial to adopt a bicultural approach towards understanding human disease patterns and processes. This 1998 book synthesizes modern medical research with paleopathological investigations. Conditions such as osteoporosis and osteopenia, iron deficiency anaemia, infection and immune reactivity and trauma are explored. Recognizing the relationship between these conditions and aspects of sex and gender in past populations assists in the formulation of models from which modern disease processes can be better understood. Exploring the differences will provide provocative ideas for all those in physical anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, history of medicine and women's studies interested in how sex and gender impacts on disease.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521021210
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Anne L. Grauer
Companion to Paleopathology, Paperback (December 2015)
A Companion to Paleopathology offers a broad overview of the field that has evolved over the last few decades into an exploration of disease processes in the human skeleton.
Sex and Gender in Paleopathological Perspective, Hardback (December 1998)
This book explores ramifications of sex and gender on ancient and modern human diseases.
Bodies of Evidence, Paperback (May 1995)» View all books by Anne L. Grauer
This volume highlights advances made in palaeopathology and demography through the analyses of historic cemeteries. These advances include associating documentary evidence with skeletal evaluations, and the application of new evaluative techniques.
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