Journals Higher Education



Published: 23 October 2020

496 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197515990

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Medical Anthropology

A Biocultural Approach

Fourth Edition

Andrea S. Wiley and John S. Allen

New to this Edition:

  • Updated research includes the latest findings and new approaches
  • Increased discussions of the importance of causation in healing, training in alternative medicine, decision making in transplant patients, and the concept of cultural safety in healthcare delivery
  • An updated discussion of the vaccination and anti-vaxx movements, with cross-cultural perspectives
  • A substantially revised chapter on diet and nutrition, organized around major transitions in prehistory and history, and population variation in diet and nutrition
  • Updated discussion of emerging infectious diseases, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • An expanded discussion of community mental health centers and stigma and mental illness
  • Elaborated discussions of intersectionality and structural discrimination/racism and its relationship to stress and health disparities

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