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Description - The Anthropology of Infectious Disease by Peter J. Brown

This volume examines anthropological contributions to the study of infectious disease and to the study of actual infectious disease eradication programmes. Chapters explore co-evolution of genes and cultural traits; the cultural construction of "disease" and how these models influence health-seeking behaviour; cultural adaptive strategies to infectious disease problems; the ways in which ethnography sheds light on epidemiological patterns of infectious disease; the practical and ethical dilemmas that anthropologists face by participating in infectious disease programmes; and the political ecology of infectious disease problems.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789056995553
ISBN-10: 9056995553
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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