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A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health

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A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health

Notes on Contributors

Joseph S. Alter teaches anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh and has published a number of books, including The Wrestler's Body , Knowing Dil Das , Gandhi's Body , Asian Medicine and Globalization , Yoga in Modern India , and Moral Materialism: Sex and Masculinity in Modern India . His research is based in South Asia and is currently focused on the cultural history of nature cure as a globalized system of medicine, biosemiotics and social theory, and the natural history of animals in the human imagination.

Mary K. Anglin is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky, where she recently completed a term as department chair. Through long-term ethnographic research, based in urban northern California, she has examined breast cancer as a public health problem and a social crisis, with attention to the role of social activism in challenging biomedical views of "risk" as well as approaches to treatment. Her recent work explores differences of ethnicity, race, nationality, and social class among women diagnosed with breast cancer, and the implications of such differences for quality of life and survival. Future plans include a return to ethnographic work on issues of environmental contamination in Appalachia, with attention to their impact on communities and human health. The theme that unites these various projects is an abiding interest in health inequities and social justice and the potential uses of a critically applied anthropology.

George J. Armelagos (1936-2014) was a globally known biological anthropologist, and Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology at Emory University. Armelagos's work had a significant impact on paleopathology, skeletal biology, the anthropology of infectious diseases, and bioarchaeology. His many publications have been honored for their contributions to the theoretical and methodological understanding human disease, diet, and biosocial variation, including the social interpretation of race, within an evolutionary context. His accolades include the Viking Fund Award from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Franz Boas Award from the American Anthropological Association, and the Charles Darwin Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

Hans A. Baer is associate professor/honorary research fellow in the School of Social Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He has published 19 books and some 180 book chapters and refereed articles on a diversity of research topics, including Mormonism, African American religion, sociopolitical life in East Germany, critical medical anthropology, medical pluralism in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, the critical anthropology of climate change, and Australian climate politics. He is coauthor, along with Merrill Singer and Ida Susser, of Medical Anthropology and the World System: A Critical Perspective (3rd edition, 2013).

Nicola Bulled , PhD, is a medical anthropologist on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. Her research has focused on the biopolitics of global infectious disease prevention and management efforts, working with disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in the United States, Lesotho, and South Africa. She also has worked on public health programming projects with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Institute for Community Health in Cambridge, Boston Public Health Commission, Massachusetts State Laboratory Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control. Her current research examines public resistance to health interventions, especially what drives it, the forms it takes, and how contemporary global public health architectu

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    Erschienen: 27.04.2016
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A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health

Notes on Contributors

Joseph S. Alter teaches anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh and has published a number of books, including The Wrestler's Body , Knowing Dil Das , Gandhi's Body , Asian Medicine and Globalization , Yoga in Modern India , and Moral Materialism: Sex and Masculinity in Modern India . His research is based in South Asia and is currently focused on the cultural history of nature cure as a globalized system of medicine, biosemiotics and social theory, and the natural history of animals in the human imagination.

Mary K. Anglin is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Kentucky, where she recently completed a term as department chair. Through long-term ethnographic research, based in urban northern California, she has examined breast cancer as a public health problem and a social crisis, with attention to the role of social activism in challenging biomedical views of "risk" as well as approaches to treatment. Her recent work explores differences of ethnicity, race, nationality, and social class among women diagnosed with breast cancer, and the implications of such differences for quality of life and survival. Future plans include a return to ethnographic work on issues of environmental contamination in Appalachia, with attention to their impact on communities and human health. The theme that unites these various projects is an abiding interest in health inequities and social justice and the potential uses of a critically applied anthropology.

George J. Armelagos (1936-2014) was a globally known biological anthropologist, and Goodrich C. White Professor of Anthropology at Emory University. Armelagos's work had a significant impact on paleopathology, skeletal biology, the anthropology of infectious diseases, and bioarchaeology. His many publications have been honored for their contributions to the theoretical and methodological understanding human disease, diet, and biosocial variation, including the social interpretation of race, within an evolutionary context. His accolades include the Viking Fund Award from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Franz Boas Award from the American Anthropological Association, and the Charles Darwin Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.

Hans A. Baer is associate professor/honorary research fellow in the School of Social Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He has published 19 books and some 180 book chapters and refereed articles on a diversity of research topics, including Mormonism, African American religion, sociopolitical life in East Germany, critical medical anthropology, medical pluralism in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, the critical anthropology of climate change, and Australian climate politics. He is coauthor, along with Merrill Singer and Ida Susser, of Medical Anthropology and the World System: A Critical Perspective (3rd edition, 2013).

Nicola Bulled , PhD, is a medical anthropologist on the faculty of the Interdisciplinary and Global Studies program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. Her research has focused on the biopolitics of global infectious disease prevention and management efforts, working with disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in the United States, Lesotho, and South Africa. She also has worked on public health programming projects with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Boston Medical Center, Boston University, Institute for Community Health in Cambridge, Boston Public Health Commission, Massachusetts State Laboratory Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control. Her current research examines public resistance to health interventions, especially what drives it, the forms it takes, and how contemporary global public health architectu

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