Download PDF by Elisa J. Sobo (auth.), Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember (eds.): Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in

By Elisa J. Sobo (auth.), Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember (eds.)

ISBN-10: 0306477548

ISBN-13: 9780306477546

ISBN-10: 038729905X

ISBN-13: 9780387299051

Medical practitioners and the standard citizen have gotten extra conscious that we have to comprehend cultural version in scientific trust and perform. The extra we all know how future health and affliction are controlled in several cultures, the extra we will be able to realize what's "culture sure" in our personal clinical trust and perform.

The Encyclopedia of clinical Anthropology is exclusive since it is the 1st reference paintings to explain the cultural practices appropriate to well-being within the world's cultures and to supply an outline of significant subject matters in clinical anthropology. No different unmarried reference paintings comes with regards to marching the intensity and breadth of data at the various cultural heritage of well-being and ailment all over the world. greater than a hundred specialists - anthropologists and different social scientists - have contributed their firsthand adventure of scientific cultures from round the world.

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A general concept or model accepted by an intellectual community as a effective way of explaining phenomena. participant-observation. Living among the people being studied—observing, questioning, and (when possible) taking part in the important events of the group. Writing or otherwise recording notes on observations, questions asked and answered, and things to check out later are parts of participant-observation. pastoralism. A form of subsistence technology in which food-getting is based directly or indirectly on the maintenance of domesticated animals.

Matriarchy. An old general term for the disproportionate holding of power or authority by females; since there are many domains of authority and power, anthropologists now generally identify more specific institutions or customs such as the presence of matrilineal descent, matrilocal residence, the proportion of leaders or heads of household that are female, inheritance by females, etc. matriclan. A clan tracing descent through the female line. matrilateral. Pertaining to the mother’s side of the family, as in matrilateral cross-cousins or matrilateral parallel cousins.

The study of gene expression and how proteins are assembled and modified by both RNAs and other proteins (including prions). psychiatry. A medical specialization dealing with mental illness, nowadays generally emphasizing drug treatment, but in the past more concerned with classification and psychotherapeutic methods. psychoanalysis. A type of treatment for mental disorders developed by Freud which emphasizes listening to and understanding the patient’s communications, especially dreams, and helping the patient to interpret them.

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