Anthropology in Public Health

Author: Robert A. Hahn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019511955X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Medical

Cultural and social boundaries often separate those who participate in public health activities, and it is a major challenge to translate public health knowledge and technical capacity into public health action across these boundaries. This book provides an overview of anthropology and illustrates in 15 case studies how anthropological concepts and methods can help us understand and resolve diverse public health problems around the world. For example, one chapter shows how differences in concepts and terminology among patients, clinicians, and epidemiologists in a southwestern U. S. county hinder the control of epidemics. Another chapter examines reasons that Mexican farmers don't use protective equipment when spraying pesticides and suggests ways to increase use. Another examines the culture of international health agencies, demonstrates institutional values and practices that impede effective public health practice, and suggests issues that must be addressed to enhance institutional organization and process. Each chapter characterizes a public health problem, describes methods used to analyse it, reviews results, and discusses implications; several chapters also describe and evaluate programs designed to address the problem on the basis of anthropological knowledge. The book provides practical models and indicates anthropological tools to translate public health knowledge and technical capacity into public health action.

Anthropology and Public Health

Author: Robert A. Hahn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195374643
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Medical

Through 24 case studies from around the world, the volume provides a powerful argument for the imperative of anthropological perspectives, methods, information, and collaboration in the understanding and practice of public health.

Anthropology and Public Health Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467264990
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Anthropology and Public Health, Bridging Differences in Culture and Society. In this book, you will learn topics such as Anthropological Evaluations of Public Health Initiatives, Anthropological Critiques of Public Health Policy, plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Transdisciplinary Public Health

Author: Debra Haire-Joshu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118415344
Release Date: 2013-05-09
Genre: Medical

"This book makes a great leap in the conceptualization oftransdisciplinary approaches, as well as provides concrete examplesin practice, teaching, policy, and research." —From the Foreword by Edward F. Lawlor, dean and theWilliam E. Gordon Distinguished Professor, the Brown School; andfounding director, Institute for Public Health at WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis The complexity of public health and social problems is becomingmore challenging. Understanding and designing solutions for theseproblems requires perspectives from multiple disciplines and fieldsas well as cross-disciplinary research and practice teams.Transdisciplinary Public Health fills a void in theliterature and offers a comprehensive text that introducestransdisciplinary methods as a means for providing an innovativetool set for problem-solving in public health research andpractice. With contributions from leading experts, TransdisciplinaryPublic Health offers an understanding of interactions among thebiological, behavioral, social, and public health sciences; shareddisciplinary frameworks in analyzing health problems; and theintegration and evaluation of transdisciplinary solutions toalleviate complex public health issues. Use of this importantresource will promote transdisciplinary research and practice,resulting in novel solutions that positively impact humanhealth.

Stories of Culture and Place

Author: Michael Kenny
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442607941
Release Date: 2014-11-20
Genre: Social Science

This original introduction to cultural anthropology is a textbook like no other. Structured as a narrative rather than a compendium of facts about cultures and concepts, it invites students to think of anthropology as a series of stories that emerge from cultural encounters in particular times and places. These moments of encounter are illustrated with reference to both classic and contemporary ethnographic examples--from Coming of Age in Samoa to Coming of Age in Second Life--allowing readers to grasp anthropology's sometimes problematic past, while still capturing the excitement and potential of the discipline.

Breathing Spaces

Author: Nancy N. Chen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231502214
Release Date: 2003-06-04
Genre: Social Science

The charismatic form of healing called qigong, based on meditative breathing exercises, has achieved enormous popularity in China during the last two decades. Qigong served a critical social organizational function, as practitioners formed new informal networks, sometimes on an international scale, at a time when China was shifting from state-subsidized medical care to for-profit market medicine. The emergence of new psychological states deemed to be deviant led the Chinese state to "medicalize" certain forms while championing scientific versions of qigong. By contrast, qigong continues to be promoted outside China as a traditional healing practice. Breathing Spaces brings to life the narratives of numerous practitioners, healers, psychiatric patients, doctors, and bureaucrats, revealing the varied and often dramatic ways they cope with market reform and social changes in China.

Medizin in China

Author: Paul Ulrich Unschuld
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105038888157
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Medicine


Aus der Ferne in die N he

Author: Ursula Bertels
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: IND:30000111161299
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Ethnology

Kaum jemand außerhalb des universitären Rahmens weiß, dass das Aufgabenfeld der Ethnologie sich in den letzten Jahrzehnten stark gewandelt hat und dass die Forschungen der Ethnologie sich nicht mehr nur auf z.B. die Südseeinseln beschränken, sondern auch die fremden Kulturen einschließen, die wir aufgrund der gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen nunmehr direkt in Europa finden. Dabei steht nicht nur das Kennenlernen dieser fremden Kulturen im Blickfeld der Ethnologie, sondern wegen der langen Beschäftigung mit fremden Kulturen kann sie auch Möglichkeiten aufzeigen, die zu einem verständnisvolleren Umgang zwischen Angehörigen unterschiedlicher Kulturen führen können. Doch wird diese Rolle der Ethnologie in der Öffentlichkeit noch kaum wahrgenommen. Die hier veröffentlichten Beiträge beschreiben zum einen, wie Ethnologie heute in der Öffentlichkeit wahrgenommen wird, zum anderen werden neue Aufgabenfelder aufgezeigt, in denen die Ethnologie stärker als bisher ihrer gesellschaftspolitischen Verpflichtung nachkommen sollte.

Encyclopedia of Public Health A C

Author: Lester Breslow
Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
ISBN: 0028653505
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Public health

This four-volume reference offers the lay reader information about important aspects of the sciences, arts, practical skills, organization, essential functions, and historical traditions of the public health field.

Plagues and Epidemics

Author: D. Ann Herring
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 9781847887559
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Social Science

Until recently, plagues were thought to belong in the ancient past. Now there are deep worries about global pandemics. This book presents views from anthropology about this much publicized and complex problem. The authors take us to places where epidemics are erupting, waning, or gone, and to other places where they have not yet arrived, but where a frightening story line is already in place. They explore public health bureaucracies and political arenas where the power lies to make decisions about what is, and is not, an epidemic. They look back into global history to uncover disease trends and look ahead to a future of expanding plagues within the context of climate change. The chapters are written from a range of perspectives, from the science of modeling epidemics to the social science of understanding them. Patterns emerge when people are engulfed by diseases labeled as epidemics but which have the hallmarks of plague. There are cycles of shame and blame, stigma, isolation of the sick, fear of contagion, and end-of-the-world scenarios. Plague, it would seem, is still among us.

Dead Aid

Author: Dambisa Moyo
Publisher: Haffmans & Tolkemitt
ISBN: 9783942989718
Release Date: 2014-03-08
Genre: Social Science

Afrika ist ein armer Kontinent. Ein Kontinent voller Hunger, blutiger Konflikte, gescheiterter Staaten, voller Korruption und Elend. Um zu helfen, adoptieren Prominente afrikanische Halbwaisen und flanieren durch Flüchtlingslager, laden die Gutmenschen unter den Popstars zu Benefiz-Konzerten, und westliche Staaten haben in den letzten 50 Jahren eine Billion Dollar an afrikanische Regierungen gezahlt. Aber trotz Jahrzehnten von billigen Darlehen, nicht rückzahlbaren Krediten, Schuldenerlassen, bilateraler und multilateraler Hilfe steht Afrika schlimmer da als je zuvor. Mit Dead Aid hat Dambisa Moyo ein provokatives Plädoyer gegen Entwicklungshilfe und für Afrika geschrieben. Knapp, faktenreich und zwingend legt sie ihre Argumente dar. Entwicklungshilfe, im Sinne von Geld-Transfers zwischen Regierungen, macht abhängig. Sie zementiert die bestehenden Gegebenheiten, fördert Korruption und finanziert sogar Kriege. Sie zerstört jeden Anreiz, gut zu wirtschaften und die Volkswirtschaft anzukurbeln. Entwicklungshilfe zu beziehen ist einfacher, als ein Land zu sanieren. Im Gegensatz zu Bono und Bob Geldoff weiß Moyo, wovon sie spricht. Die in Sambia geborene und aufgewachsene Harvard-Ökonomin arbeitete jahrelang für die Weltbank. In Dead Aid erklärt sie nicht nur, was die negativen Folgen von Entwicklungshilfe sind und warum China für Afrika eine Lösung und nicht Teil des Problems ist; sie entwirft zudem einen Weg, wie sich Afrika aus eigener Kraft und selbstbestimmt entwickeln kann. In den USA und Großbritannien löste Dead Aid eine hitzige Debatte aus. Es stand mehrere Wochen auf der New York Times Bestsellerliste und wurde vom Sunday Herald zum Buch des Jahres gewählt. Das Time Magazine wählte Dambisa Moyo 2009 zu einer der 100 wichtigsten Persönlichkeiten der Welt.

Direkte Aktion

Author: David Graeber
Publisher:
ISBN: 3894017759
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Anti-globalization movement