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Human Rights

Human Rights

An Anthropological Reader

  • Author: Mark Goodale
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1405183357
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 406
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Part I: Conceptual and historical foundations

The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

  • Author: Dinah Shelton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199640130
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1018
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The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law provides an authoritative and original overview of one of the key branches of international law. Forty contributors comprehensively analyse the role of human rights in international law from a global perspective, examining its origins and principles, and measuring its impact on the world.

Anthropology News

Anthropology News

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Anthropological linguistics
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The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader

The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader

  • Author: Sergio Sismondo,Jeremy A. Greene
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118490150
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 296
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The Pharmaceutical Studies Reader is an engaging survey of the field that brings together provocative, multi-disciplinary scholarship examining the interplay of medical science, clinical practice, consumerism, and the healthcare marketplace. Draws on anthropological, historical, and sociological approaches to explore the social life of pharmaceuticals with special emphasis on their production, circulation, and consumption Covers topics such as the role of drugs in shaping taxonomies of disease, the evolution of prescribing habits, ethical dimensions of pharmaceuticals, clinical trials, and drug research and marketing in the age of globalization Offers a compelling, contextually-rich treatment of the topic that exposes readers to a variety of approaches, ideas, and frameworks Provides an accessible introduction for readers with no previous background in this area

Death, Mourning, and Burial

Death, Mourning, and Burial

A Cross-Cultural Reader

  • Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119151740
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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"Robben has produced an outstanding collection of classic and contemporary essays on death and mourning. The carefully balanced selection and lucid introduction make this a superb teaching text." Michael Lambek, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada "This impressive combination of classic and very recent studies of how humans respond to death demonstrates anthropology's vibrant contribution to this field." Tony Walter, University of Bath, UK Few subjects stir the imagination more than the study of how people across cultures deal with death and dying. This expanded second edition of the internationally bestselling Death, Mourning, and Burial offers cross-cultural readings that span the period from dying to afterlife, considering approaches to this transition as a social process and exploring the great variations of cultural responses to death. Exploring new content including organ transplantation, institutionalized care for the dying, HIV-AIDs, animal mourning, and biotechnology, this text retains classic readings from the first edition, and is enhanced by sixteen new articles which provide increased breadth and depth for readers. Death, Mourning, and Burial, Second Edition is divided into five parts reflecting the social trajectory of death: conceptualizations of death; death, dying, and care; grief and mourning; mortuary rituals; and remembrance and regeneration. Sections are introduced through foundational texts which provide the ideal introduction to this diverse field. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with issues of death and dying, as well as violence, terrorism, war, state terror, organ theft, and mortuary rituals.

A Companion to Latin American Anthropology

A Companion to Latin American Anthropology

  • Author: Deborah Poole
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 560
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Comprised of 24 newly commissioned chapters, this defining reference volume on Latin America introduces English-language readers to the debates, traditions, and sensibilities that have shaped the study of this diverse region. Contributors include some of the most prominent figures in Latin American and Latin Americanist anthropology Offers previously unpublished work from Latin America scholars that has been translated into English explicitly for this volume Includes overviews of national anthropologies in Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Brazil, and is also topically focused on new research Draws on original ethnographic and archival research Highlights national and regional debates Provides a vivid sense of how anthropologists often combine intellectual and political work to address the pressing social and cultural issues of Latin America

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
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  • Category: English literature
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"Cultural Competence" and the Medical Management of Difference

  • Author: Angela Christine Jenks
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Page: 460
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Lone Survivors

Lone Survivors

How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth

  • Author: Chris Stringer
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1429973447
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 336
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A leading researcher on human evolution proposes a new and controversial theory of how our species came to be In this groundbreaking and engaging work of science, world-renowned paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer sets out a new theory of humanity's origin, challenging both the multiregionalists (who hold that modern humans developed from ancient ancestors in different parts of the world) and his own "out of Africa" theory, which maintains that humans emerged rapidly in one small part of Africa and then spread to replace all other humans within and outside the continent. Stringer's new theory, based on archeological and genetic evidence, holds that distinct humans coexisted and competed across the African continent—exchanging genes, tools, and behavioral strategies. Stringer draws on analyses of old and new fossils from around the world, DNA studies of Neanderthals (using the full genome map) and other species, and recent archeological digs to unveil his new theory. He shows how the most sensational recent fossil findings fit with his model, and he questions previous concepts (including his own) of modernity and how it evolved. Lone Survivors will be the definitive account of who and what we were, and will change perceptions about our origins and about what it means to be human.

AIDS, sex, and culture

AIDS, sex, and culture

global politics and survival in southern Africa

  • Author: Ida Susser
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub
  • ISBN: 9781405155861
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Page: 277
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"AIDS, Sex, and Culture" is a revealing examination of the impact the AIDS epidemic in Africa has had on women. Moving from her own story growing up in South Africa, anthropologist Ida Susser, looks at the AIDS epidemic in Africa in terms of its impact on a particularly vulnerable--both biologically and socially--group: women. She touches on global inequalities underpinning the AIDS epidemic, the impact of social conservativism in the US that has caused a reduction in support of certain AIDS prevention programs in favor of abstinence instruction, the logic of Mbeki's AIDS denial, recurrent stereotypes of the "Dark Continent" and women's fights for access to the female condom. She brings together broad discussions of global conditions and political and economic shifts with discussion of the experiences of women on the ground in areas ranging from Durban in KwaZulu Natal to rural settlements in Namibia and Botswana. Although Susser discusses the historical, social, and cultural context and the affects of HIV/AIDS and globalization, her focus throughout is on the lives of individuals. The book includes a chapter written by Sibongile Mkhize at the University of KwaZulu Natal who tells the story of her own family's struggle with AIDS. Ultimately, Susser argues that, despite the high rates of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa and the widespread problems poor women confront, we can identify what she terms "spaces of hope"--that is, venues in which women are making positive changes to improve their situations. We can, as well, locate community and international movements working successfully toward the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.