The Social Life of Health, Illness, Medicine and Health Care:
Anthropological Views

Volume 2, Number 1
March 2014

The Editor’s Note: The Social Life of Health, Illness, Medicine and Health Care: Anthropological Views
Alisse Waterston

Managed Care or Managed Inequality? A Call for Critiques of Market-Based Medicine
Barbara Rylko-Bauer and Paul E. Farmer - Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 16 (4): 476-502 (2002)
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On the Collecting of Data Concerning Primitive Medicine
Erwin H. Ackerknecht - American Anthropologist. Volume 47, Issue 3: 427-432 (1945)
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Primitive Surgery
Erwin H. Ackerknecht - American Anthropologist. Volume 49, Issue 1: 25-45 (1947)
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Body Ritual among the Nacirema
Horace Miner - American Anthropologist. Volume 58, Issue 3: 503-507 (1956)
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Current Trends in the Study of Prehistoric Health
Stephen M. Duray - Teaching Anthropology: Society for Anthropology in Community College Notes. Volume 4, Issue 1: 5-6 (1996)
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Water, Urbanization, and Disease in Ancient Indonesia
John N. Miksic - Archeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association. Volume 9, Issue 1:167-184 (1999)
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Are Human Rights Merely a Politicized Luxury in the World Today
Gerald D. Berreman - Anthropology and Humanism Quarterly. Volume 5, Issue 1:2-13 (1980)
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Defining Women’s Health: A Dozen Messages from More than 150 Ethnographies
Marcia C. Inhorn - Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Vol. 20, Number 3:345–378 (2006)
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Dreaming the Dark Side of the Body: Pain as Transformation in Three Ethnographic Cases
Mitra C. Emad - Anthropology of Consciousness. Volume 14, Issue 2:1-26 (2003)
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Global Health in Times of Violence edited by Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Linda Whiteford and Paul Farmer
Jean N. Scandlyn - Medical Anthropology Quarterly. Volume 25, Issue 2: 299-301 (2011)
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Supplement: Anthropologists Online on Health Care Reform

* Paul Stoller (West Chester University): The Real News About Obamacare in Huffington Post. November 6, 2013.

* Heather McIlvaine-Newsad (Western Illinois University): The Affordable Care Act and Social Injustice on Tri-States Public Radio. October 10, 2013. 

* Rosemary Joyce (UC Berkeley): Now It’s Time to Learn What the Affordable Care Act Really Does in The Berkeley Blog. June 28, 2012.

* Paul Farmer (Harvard University and Partners In Health) and others: Realigning Health with Care in Stanford Social Innovation Review. Summer 2012.

* Tony L. Whitehead (University of Maryland, College Park) and others: What Will Health-Care Reform Mean for Minority Health Disparities? in Public Health Reports. March-April, 2011.

 

More from anthropologists on “Marriage and Other Arrangements” 

* Richard Feinberg: Defending “Traditional Marriage”? Whose Definition? Whose Tradition? in Huffington Post. April 30, 2012.

 

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