DescriptionMedical Anthropology: Regional Perspectives and Shared Concerns surveys medical anthropology by examining the multiplicity of intellectual traditions from which it emerged, taking a closer look at the paths charted by medical anthropologists in Europe and the Americas.
- An overview of the discipline, written by medical anthropologists of international stature.
- Includes case studies from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
- Also provides thematic perspectives, considering gender and politics in relation to medical anthropology.
Introduction (Francine Saillant and Serge Genest).
Part I: Perspectives from the Americas.
1. Canada. .
Section 1: Bioscience and Biotechnology Under Ethnographic Surveillance: Where Do Canadian Medical Anthropologists Stand (Gilles Bibeau (Université de Montréal), Janice E. Graham (Université de Montréal), and Usher Fleishing (University of Calgary).
Section 2: The Anthropology of Health in Québec: Toward a Blending of Approaches and Methods (Raymond Massé (Université Laval).
2. The United States. .
Medical Anthropology in the United States (Arachu Castro (Harvard University) and Paul Farmer (Harvard University).
3. Brazil. .
Much More than Medical Anthropology: The Healthy Body and Brazilian Identity (Annette Leibing (Université de Montréal).
4. Mexico. .
Medical Anthropology in Mexico: Recent Trends in Research and Education (María Beatriz Duarte-Gómez (National University of Colombia), Roberto Campos-Navarro (Universidad Nacional Autónoma), Gustavo Nigenda (Escuela Nacional de Anthropologia e Historia).
Part II: Perspectives from Europe.
5. France. .
Medical Anthropology in France: A Healthy Discipline (Sylvie Fainzang (Centre de Recherche Médecine, Sciences, Santé et Société).
6. Spain. .
Topographies, Folklore, and Medical Anthropolgy in Spain (Josep M. Comelles (Ecole des Hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris), Enrique Perdiguero (Miguel Hernández University, Spain), and Angel Martínez-Hernáez (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain).
7. Italy. .
Suffering, Politics, Nation: A Cartography of Italian Medical Anthropology (Mariella Pandolfi (Université de Montréal) and Gilles Bibeau (Université de Montréal).
8. Germany. .
Medical Anthropology(ies) in Germany (Angelika Wolf (Universität Bayreuth), Stefan Ecks (University of Edinburgh), and Johannes Sommerfeld (World Health Organization).
9. The Netherlands. .
A Cultural Fascination with Medicine: Medical Anthropology in the Netherlands (Sjaak Van Der Geest (University of Amsterdam).
10. The United Kingdom. .
British Medical Anthropology: Past, Present and Future (Ronald Frankenberg (University of Manchester).
11. Switzerland. .
Anthropology between Medicine and Society: Swiss Health Interfaces (Ilario Rossi (University of Lausanne).
Part III: Cross-cutting and Thematic Perspectives.
12. Gender. .
Engendering Medical Anthropology (Carole H. Browner (UCLA) and Carolyn Sargent (Southern Methodist University).
13. Politics. .
The Politics of Life: Beyond the Anthropology of Health (Didier Fassin (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales).
Conclusion: Medical Anthropology: Intimations for the Future (Margaret Lock (McGill University).
Peter J. Brown, Professor of Anthropology and Global Health, Emory University<!--end-->
"The editors have done excellent work in bringing together the different visions of so many renowned experts in the field."
Medische Anthropologie: Tidschrift over Gezondheid Cultuur
“In an excellent conclusion, Lock considers medical anthropology’s new location in society’s bodies, whilst it de-essentializes both body and culture.” Journal of Anthropological Research
- An overview of the discipline, written by medical anthropologists of international stature
- Examines the intellectual traditions from which medical anthropology emerged
- Includes case studies from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States
- Also provides thematic perspectives, considering gender and politics in relation to medical anthropology