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Author Singer, Merrill, author.

Title The anthropology of infectious disease / Merrill Singer.

Published Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  616.9 SING    AVAILABLE
Physical description 320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Notes Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Anthropology and the Large Impact of Small Worlds Chapter 1. Defining the Anthropology of Infectious Disease: Toward a Biocultural/Biosocial Understanding Chapter 2. Denizens of the Microbial World Chapter 3. More than Human Chapter 4. Environmental Disruption, Pluralea Processes, and Infectious Diseases Chapter 5. Emergent, Re-emergent and Drug Resistance Infectious Agents Chapter 6. Infectious Disease Syndemics Chapter 7. Inequality and the Political Ecology and Future of Infections Glossary References Index About the Author.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-314) and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Defining the Anthropology of Infectious Disease: Toward a Biocultural/Biosocial Understanding 20 -- Chapter 2 Denizens of the Microbial World 60 -- Chapter 3 More Than Human 101 -- Chapter 4 Environmental Disruption, Pluralea Interactions, and Infectious Diseases 125 -- Chapter 5 Emergent, Reemergent, and Drug-Resistant Infectious Agents 156 -- Chapter 6 Infectious Disease Syndemics 196 -- Chapter 7 Inequality, Political Ecology, and the Future of Infectious Diseases 225.
Summary "This book synthesizes the flourishing field of anthropology of infectious disease in a critical, biocultural framework. Leading medical anthropologist Merrill Singer holistically unites the behaviors of microorganisms and the activities of complex social systems, showing how we exist with pathogenic agents of disease in a complex process of co-evolution. He also connects human diseases to larger ecosystems and various other species that are future sources of new human infections. Anthropology of Infectious Disease integrates and advances research in this growing, multifaceted area and offers an ideal supplement to courses in anthropology, public health, development studies, and related fields"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Communicable diseases.
Medical anthropology.
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