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Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health (Hardcover)

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health presents a collection of readings that explore - from the perspective of medical anthropology - the interface between humans and the environment in the shaping of health and illness around the world.

Featuring contributions from noted scholars in medical anthropology, environmental and public health studies, and related fields in the social sciences, this timely volume gets to the root of such broad concerns as the reasons why humans degrade their environments, the resulting threats to health, societal distribution of environmental health problems, efforts of communities to limit these problems, and the very future of global human health.

An initial series of readings offers critical perspectives on the latest theoretical and methodological advancements in the field of environmental health and illness. Chapters then proceed to cover a variety of topics related to the core themes of ecobiosocial interactions and health, the political ecology of health, adverse feedback loops in environmental health, the growing number of multiple (pluralea) adverse environmental interactions, and ecosyndemics - the environmental conditions that promote deleterious interactions among diseases. Reflecting the most recent international ethnographic research, A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health is an essential resource for those studying issues related to the complex interactions between human health and the environment in the twenty-first century.
Number of Pages: 520
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / Cultural
Series Title: Blackwell Companions to Anthropology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Language: English
Street Date: May 31, 2016
TCIN: 51289313
UPC: 9781118786994
Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-9709
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