By Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen
- Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological point of view, exploring the entanglement of fabric our bodies with background, atmosphere, tradition, and politics
- Develops and integrates an unique concept: that the human physique in health and wellbeing and affliction isn't really an ontological given yet a transportable, malleable entity
- Makes wide use of ancient and modern ethnographic fabrics world wide to demonstrate the significance of this methodological approach
- Integrates key new study information with extra classical fabric, masking the administration of epidemics, famines, fertility and start, through army medical professionals from colonial instances on
- Uses a variety of case reviews to demonstrate strategies reminiscent of the worldwide commodification of human our bodies and physique elements, smooth kinds 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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An Anthropology of Biomedicine: An Intro by Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen