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  medanthro.net - history of the SMA
Thereafter, medical anthropology meetings have met regularly both at the SfAA and AAA meetings.
At the AAA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, in November 1970, the GMA became the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) and adopted its Constitution, of which its first objective was “to promote study of anthropological aspects of health, illness, health care, and related topics.” In 1971, the SMA became a section of the AAA.
(from Arachu Castro and Paul Farmer, “Medical anthropology in the United States,” in Francine Saillant and Serge Genest (eds.), Medical Anthropology.
www.medanthro.net /history   (126 words)

  Medical anthropology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Medical anthropology is a sub-branch of anthropology that is concerned with the application of anthropological and social science theories and methods to questions about health, illness and healing.
Some medical anthropologists are trained primarily in anthropology as their main discipline, while others have studied anthropology after training and working in health or related professions such as medicine, nursing or psychology.
Medical anthropologists conduct research in settings as diverse as rural villages and urban hospitals and clinics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medical_anthropology   (219 words)

 MIT OpenCourseWare | Anthropology
Anthropology studies humankind from a comparative perspective that emphasizes the diversity of human behavior and the importance of culture in explaining that diversity.
Sociocultural anthropology draws its data from the direct study of contemporary peoples living in a wide variety of circumstances, from peasant villagers and tropical forest hunters and gatherers to urban populations in modern societies, as well as from the history and prehistory of those peoples.
The anthropology curriculum is divided into six groups that show the breadth of the field, with particular emphases: introductory, social anthropology, technology in cultural context, and areal and historical studies.
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Anthropology/index.htm   (374 words)

 Medical Anthropology Web
The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts of the University of California at Merced invites applications at the Associate Professor or Professor (tenured) level in socio-cultural anthropology with a focus on medical anthropology.
In the topic “medical anthropology research in China”, the discussions include summarizing medical anthropology research in China and proposing future developmental direction of medical anthropology in China.
This topic focuses on construction of medical anthropology, postering of its professional and application in health and medicine.
www.medanth.org   (848 words)

 Anthropology Home
Anthropology at CSUSM draws upon areas of specialization, such as medical anthropology, cultural ecology, Latin American Studies, women’s studies, art, ethnic studies, and border studies, that reflect the strengths of CSUSM scholars.
Students of anthropology are prepared for careers that require multicultural and culture-sensitive perspectives such as social services, health and medical services, education, and civil services, and provides a balanced foundation in anthropological concepts for students wishing to attend graduate school.
The anthropology major at CSUSM focuses primarily on the delivery of upper division curriculum in the areas of cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, visual anthropology, collaborative anthropology, and applied archaeology.
www.csusm.edu /anthropology   (485 words)

 Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology: Introduction
Medical anthropology at Berkeley is one of the pioneering programs in the discipline both nationally and globally.
Graduate students in medical anthropology at Berkeley take most of the same courses and work with many of the same faculty as graduate students in social cultural anthropology and graduate students entering the UCSF side of the program, but emphases and requirements differ between these programs.
Though variants of "medical anthropology" are almost as old as the parent discipline of anthropology, the organized field emerged in post-war North America as an effort to link international public health, ethnomedicine, and allied social science in the service of the anthropology of development.
ls.berkeley.edu /dept/anth/phdmedical.intro.html   (1104 words)

 Medical Anthropology | College of Liberal Arts
Wayne State Anthropology is uniquely characterized by practice-based specializations that bring theory and anthropological methods to emerging issues and challenges that anthropologists are increasingly called to address in the contemporary world.
These programs are part of a four-field department that specializes in providing medical anthropology students with a strong, multi-disciplinary background that links anthropological theory and method in the study of health and illness within and outside of the United States.
Faculty in the medical anthropology program have ongoing research at the WSU School of Medicine and have been able to provide opportunities for medical anthropology students to work on projects there.
www.anthro.wayne.edu /medical.htm   (2142 words)

 Medical Anthropology
The core medical anthropology faculty includes members whose primary appointments are in the Department of Anthropology as well as faculty appointed in the Graduate School of Public Health, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the Medical School, and the Dental School.
Medical Anthropology I, (an introductory survey of medical anthropology) is required at both the masters and doctoral levels.
Medical Anthropology I and II must be completed with a grade of B- or better.
www.pitt.edu /~pittanth/grad/medanth.html   (838 words)

 Medical Anthropology - Anthropology - Georgia State University Library
Medical anthropology is the study of the relationship between health and culture.
Medical anthropologists study medical belief systems, cultural approaches to healing, and social/cultural factors that effect the spread of disease.
"Medical anthropology" is a subject heading; you can add names of countries to it (for example, Medical anthropology Egypt) to find in GIL books relating to medical anthropology of a specific country.
www.library.gsu.edu /research/liaison.asp?ldID=2&guideID=516   (205 words)

 Anthropology at Harvard University
They participate in a weekly seminar in medical anthropology, take courses offered by the faculty in the program, may participate in specialized research activities with faculty and fellows, and may serve as teaching fellows in courses in medical anthropology.
Medical anthropologists and other faculty at Harvard work on a variety of theoretical and ethnographic issues, including: violence, urban anthropology, mental illness and cross-cultural psychiatry, subjectivity and culture, social suffering, stigma, ethics and bioethics, human rights, pharmaceuticals, substance abuse, infectious disease and epidemics, aging, governmentality, transnationalism and borders, and history of medicine and science.
Participants in the Medical Anthropology program are united by a shared commitment to long-term ethnographic engagement with local cultural and social worlds, by a common concern with the practical relations between ethnographic research, medical knowledge, and public health policies, and finally by a common emphasis on the importance of social theory in medical anthropology.
www.fas.harvard.edu /~anthro/social_med.html   (512 words)

 UCSF School of Medicine - Anthropology, History and Social Medicine
Medical Anthropology increases our understanding of health-related beliefs and behaviors of all kinds, from the precise products of science to the silent rituals of culturally scripted healing.
As a subdiscipline of anthropology -- the study of both socio-cultural and physical aspects of humans and human groups -- medical anthropology is in an unparalleled position to make positive contributions toward the understanding and resolution of many of these problems.
The primary objective of this joint degree program is to produce sophisticated and well-rounded medical anthropologists, fully equipped to handle both theoretical and applied problems in health care and community settings, as well as in academia.
www.dahsm.medschool.ucsf.edu /medical/index.aspx   (758 words)

 Medical Anthropology: Projects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Medical Anthropology of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) in Burkina Faso
Medical anthropology of infectious diseases and research on social and cultural aspects of epidemics
An international symposium entitled "The Role of Medical Anthropology in Infectious Disease Control" was organised by Dr. Sommerfeld and held on April 23-26, 1997 at the International Science Center of the University of Heidelberg.
www.hyg.uni-heidelberg.de /ithoeg/research/Anthrop2.htm   (639 words)

 Anthropology Programmes, Courses, Research, and Faculty at University of Toronto, Canada
Anthropology is concerned with the unity and diversity of humanity (and related primates) and of human culture and society from a comparative and global perspective.
Anthropology students at Toronto can study human biology and evolution; human behaviour from its first appearance in the archeological record to the first appearance of writing; language and society; anthropology of health, and the diversity of human culture in today's world.
Anthropology contributes to our understanding of health by examining how they operate in diverse social, political, economic, cultural, and gender contexts across time and space.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /anthropology   (416 words)

 Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology - Review 0306477548   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice.
The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology.
Volume 1, Topics covers: medical systems; political, economic and social issues; sexuality, reproduction and the life cycle; health conditions and diseases.
www.10books.com /Encyclopedia+of+Medical+Anthropology   (283 words)

 USC Anthropology - General Information
Large anthropology departments in major research universities traditionally have several faculty in each of four subdisciplines: social/cultural anthropology, biocultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistics.
The program currently consists of an undergraduate minor in medical anthropology developed in 1998, graduate seminars in medical anthropology taught since 1995, and graduate and post-graduate research projects.
A third of our current dissertation students are doing projects related to medical anthropology, and we expect to be able to draw many more after the public recognition of two recent national book awards (the Victor Turner prize in ethnographic writing and the Basker Prize in medical anthropology) to Cheryl Mattingly and Gelya Frank.
www.usc.edu /dept/elab/anth/department.html   (652 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
Medical Anthropology is dedicated to publishing papers that situate the relationship between human behavior, social life, and health within an anthropological context.
Papers are expected to reflect medical anthropology as a vital, emergent area of social science scholarship--one that is empirically sound; theoretically and methodologically sophisticated; and unfailingly attentive to bio-cultural, historical, and cross-cultural perspectives on health.
Medical Anthropology acknowledges the support received from the University Publications Fund, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/01459740.html   (289 words)

 USC Department of Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of humankind in a cross-cultural, social science perspective.
At USC, Anthropology consists of Cultural Anthropology, and its subfields, with a small program in Biological Anthropology.
The central notions of anthropology, the importance of culture in shaping human behavior and the relativity of culture, have become generally accepted premises within Western society.
www.usc.edu /dept/elab/anth/index.html   (78 words)

 Medical Anthropology
Medical Anthropology has emerged as one of the most vibrant areas of theoretical and applied research in Anthropology today.
As the study of health and illness through space and time, medical anthropology engages numerous “life and death” issues; these range from particular disease histories to the structure of the body and its maladies to cross-cultural comparisons of diverse medical systems to the psychic and somatic experiences of human suffering, to name only a few.
Within the Department of Anthropology, areas of expertise include medical anthropological theory, international health, gender and health, human reproduction, nutrition, history and ethnography, evolutionary medicine, and anthropological epidemiology.
www.anthropology.emory.edu /research/med.html   (301 words)

 Medical Anthropology: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Medical anthropology is a subdiscipline of anthropology dealing with the social and cultural ramifications of illness in cross-cultural comparison.
Under their leadership, medical anthropology became a central area of research and teaching within the broad public health mandate of the Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, sensibilizing physicians and development workers with respect to work in non-Western health settings.
Research with respect to the anthropology of infectious diseases and their control focuses on behavioral, cultural and social factors as they relate to strategies dealing with the transmission dynamics, the perception of and the ability to cope with infectious disease.
www.hyg.uni-heidelberg.de /ITHOEG/research/anthrop1.htm   (603 words)

There are three major foci of the course: 1) theoretical frameworks in medical anthropology; 2) the study of medical systems; and 3) applications of medical anthropology to world health issues.
Students will select an area of medical anthropology in which they are interested and will provide an overview of current anthropological activity in that area.
Medical Anthropology: An Introduction to the Fields, pp.
www.anth.uconn.edu /faculty/erickson/352.html   (1585 words)

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