CONTENTS:- 1. Medical anthropology: an introduction. 2. Medical anthropology: a theoretical approach. 3. Health and the habitat. 4. Housing and poverty. 5. The role of political economy. 6. Social and political relations in medical anthropology. 7. Relation between culture and emotional disorders. 8. Clinical anthropology. 9. Ethnomedicine. 10. Ethnopsychiatry. 11. Medical ethnography and the therapeutic action. 12. Ecology and disease. 13. Problem of alcoholism. 14. Smoking. 15. Problem of illicit drugs. 16. AIDS. 17. Epidemiology. 18. Bioethics and anthropology. 19. Health as a human right.
Medical Anthropology as a research discipline has emerged as a leading field, playing increasingly important role in improving health status and health services worldwide. The book documents the significant contribution of Medical Anthropology to the development of process that connects therapeutic and spiritual power to an exploration of mind-body integration. This volume documents both the unique theoretical insights of Medical Anthropology and its relevance to community.