An Anthropology of Biomedicine: An Intro by Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen

By Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen

An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exhilarating new creation to biomedicine and its worldwide implications. targeting the ways that the applying of biomedical applied sciences result in radical alterations to societies at huge, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author health practitioner and scientific anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen improve and combine the thesis that the human physique in well-being and sickness is the elusive made from nature and tradition that refuses to be pinned down.

  • Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological point of view, exploring the entanglement of fabric our bodies with background, setting, tradition, and politics
  • Develops and integrates an unique concept: that the human physique in future health and affliction isn't really an ontological given yet a transportable, malleable entity
  • Makes huge use of ancient and modern ethnographic fabrics world wide to demonstrate the significance of this methodological approach
  • Integrates key new learn information with extra classical fabric, overlaying the administration of epidemics, famines, fertility and delivery, through army medical professionals from colonial occasions on
  • Uses a variety of case reviews to demonstrate options resembling the worldwide commodification of human our bodies and physique components, sleek varieties of inhabitants, and the extension of biomedical applied sciences into household and intimate domains
  • Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology

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