Anthropology of infectious disease / Merrill Singer.Material type: TextPublisher: Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, 2015Description: 319 p. : illus ; 23 cmISBN: 9781629580432 (hardback); 9781629580449 (paperback)Subject(s): Communicable diseases | Medical anthropology | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues | MEDICAL / Infectious DiseasesDDC classification: 616.9 LOC classification: RA643 | .S56 2015Other classification: SOC002000 | SOC057000 | MED022090
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Anthropology and the Large Impact of Small Worlds. -- Defining the Anthropology of Infectious Disease: Toward a Biocultural/Biosocial Understanding. -- Denizens of the Microbial World. -- More than Human. -- Environmental Disruption, Pluralea Processes, and Infectious Diseases. -- Emergent, Re-emergent and Drug Resistance Infectious Agents. -- Infectious Disease Syndemics. -- Inequality and the Political Ecology and Future of Infections
"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"--