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 advent to biomedicine and its international implications. concentrating on the ways that the applying of biomedical applied sciences lead to radical alterations to societies at huge, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author surgeon and scientific anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen enhance and combine the thesis that the human physique in healthiness and affliction is the elusive made from nature and tradition that refuses to be pinned down.

  • Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological standpoint, exploring the entanglement of fabric our bodies with historical past, surroundings, tradition, and politics
  • Develops and integrates an unique idea: that the human physique in overall healthiness and sickness isn't an ontological given yet a transportable, malleable entity
  • Makes vast use of ancient and modern ethnographic fabrics around the world to demonstrate the significance of this methodological approach
  • Integrates key new learn facts with extra classical fabric, protecting the administration of epidemics, famines, fertility and delivery, via army medical professionals from colonial occasions on
  • Uses various case reports to demonstrate techniques corresponding to the worldwide commodification of human our bodies and physique elements, sleek different types 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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