Princeton University Library Catalog

The anthropology of health and healing / Mari Womack.

Author:
Womack, Mari [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, c2010.
Description:
xv, 367 p. ; 26 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction. The Anthropology of Health and Healing -- Pt. I. The Psychobiology of Health and Healing -- 1. Models of the Body, the Self, and the Human Experience -- 2. Constructing Gender: The Body in Social Context -- 3. The Biology of Psychology and the Psychology of Biology -- 4. Metaphor, Labeling Theory, and the Placebo Effect -- Pt. II. Maintaining Health and Healing the Whole Person -- 5. The Human Life Cycle: Coming of Age -- 6. The Human Life Cycle: The Reproductive Years -- 7. The Human Life Cycle: Growing Old and Growing Good -- 8. Lifestyle and Health -- Pt. III. Models of Diagnosis and Treatment -- 9. Biomedicine and the Scientific Approach -- 10. Restoring the Balance: Asian Models of Health and Healing -- 11. Calling on the Spirits: Shamans, Sorcerers, and Mediums -- 12. The Emerging Field of Integrative Medicine -- Pt. IV. Contemporary Issues in Health and Healing -- 13. The Social Context of Epidemics -- 14. Medicines, Herbs, and Dietary Supplements -- 15. Public Policy and Health-Care Delivery Systems.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780759110434 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0759110433 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 9780759110441 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 0759110441 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • 9780759118614 (electronic)
  • 0759118612 (electronic)
LCCN:
2009040400
OCLC:
351307279
Other standard number:
  • 40017485937
RCP:
C - S