A Companion to Medical Anthropology
May 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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“It will be of use to undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as proving worthwhile to academics seeking accessible summaries of areas outside their specialism.” (Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 25 January 2013)"Of this, the Reader provides compelling evidence through the work of senior and junior researchers working on home and foreign terrains (from numerous countries of origin) exploring the circulation of biomedicine, biotechnology, and the ‘medical imaginary'." (Journal of the Royal Astronomical Institute, 2011)
"A Companion to Medical Anthropology in the 21st Century, edited by Merrill Singer and Pamela I. Erickson, is quite simply the best overview that is currently available of the field of medical anthropology in the early 21st century. The chapters brought together in this volume provide not only a definitive overview of an intellectual field, but also a clear sense of medical anthropology's engagement with the world of politics, policy and practice. This is critical social research at its very best."
- Richard G. Parker, Columbia University
"With its broad scope and accomplished contributors, this volume will be a primary reference for all medical anthropologists and students of the field. Its comprehensive coverage extends both to dominant and emerging themes in the discipline."
- James Trostle, Trinity College