An Anthropology of Biomedicine: An Intro by Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen

By Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen

An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exhilarating new advent to biomedicine and its worldwide implications. concentrating on the ways that the appliance of biomedical applied sciences result in radical alterations to societies at huge, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author health professional and scientific anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen improve and combine the thesis that the human physique in overall healthiness and sickness is the elusive made of nature and tradition that refuses to be pinned down.

  • Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological point of view, exploring the entanglement of fabric our bodies with background, setting, tradition, and politics
  • Develops and integrates an unique thought: that the human physique in health and wellbeing and ailment isn't an ontological given yet a transportable, malleable entity
  • Makes large use of historic and modern ethnographic fabrics worldwide to demonstrate the significance of this methodological approach
  • Integrates key new examine info with extra classical fabric, overlaying the administration of epidemics, famines, fertility and start, by means of army medical professionals from colonial instances on
  • Uses quite a few case reviews to demonstrate options akin to the worldwide commodification of human our bodies and physique components, smooth kinds of inhabitants, and the extension of biomedical applied sciences into household and intimate domains
  • Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology

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