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Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective

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The newest edition of the premier teaching text in medical anthropology is thoroughly revised to reflect new developments in the field. Widespread awareness of emerging infectious diseases and global environmental change makes the ecological perspective of the McElroy-Townsend text even more relevant to students than when it was first published. Medical Anthropology in Eco ...more
Paperback, Fourth Edition, 480 pages
Published August 15th 2003 by Westview Press (first published April 23rd 1985)
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Erin
Aug 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Picked up the first edition of this text for a college sociology class way back in the day. Now, as a prof, it is one of a handful of books from that era that I continue to find myself discussing with students. Covers a broad range of topics with compelling profiles that lend depth to subjects that might otherwise be dismissed as mundane by the average freshman.
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Never in my life did I think I would rate a textbook 5 stars. But I did. Not because I particularly enjoyed this textbook-reading experience, but because I didn't hate it. the chapters were manageable and easy to understand. I liked having a real world example to apply the concepts to. Also, the text wasn't unbearably dry. So good job, Ann McElroy and Pat Townsend! ...more
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