An Anthropology of Biomedicine

4.33 avg rating
( 30 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781405110716: An Anthropology of Biomedicine
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down.

  • Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics
  • Develops and integrates an original theory: that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity
  • Makes extensive use of historical and contemporary ethnographic materials around the globe to illustrate the importance of this methodological approach
  • Integrates key new research data with more classical material, covering the management of epidemics, famines, fertility and birth, by military doctors from colonial times on
  • Uses numerous case studies to illustrate concepts such as the global commodification of human bodies and body parts, modern forms of population, and the extension of biomedical technologies into domestic and intimate domains
  • Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

The concept of a universal, standardizable body that can best be technologically manipulated in isolation from its context has become a foundation of biomedicine.  An Anthropology of Biomedicine introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, medical anthropologist Margaret Lock and physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the theory that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity – the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down.

Tracking the historic global application of biomedical technologies -- including the management of epidemics as part of colonial medicine, the control of populations, organ transplants, assisted reproductions, genetic testing and screening, and other technologies -- the authors reveal the intended and unintended local consequences and the exacerbation of global inequalities and health disparities that such technologies bring about. The argument is put forward that in addition to focusing on the massive impact of poverty and social inequality on health and illness, attention must be given to local biologies, culture, and politics; as well as to the culture of biomedicine and the unexamined assumptions embedded in it. An Anthropology of Biomedicine serves as an important new introduction to the global implications of the implementation of biomedicine.

About the Author:

Margaret Lock is the Marjorie Bronfman Professor Emerita in the Department of Social Studies of Medicine and the Department of Anthropology at McGill University. Among her numerous awards are the Gold Medal for Research by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Wellcome Medal of Britain's Royal Anthropological Society. In 2005 she was awarded both a Killam Prize and Trudeau Foundation Fellowship. She is the author and/or co-editor of 14 books and has published more than 190 articles.

Vinh-Kim Nguyen is a physician and a medical anthropologist. He practices medicine in Montréal at the Clinique l'Actuel, which specializes in HIV and hepatitis, and the Emergency Department of the Jewish General Hospital, and teaches at the University of Montreal where he is an Associate Professor in Social Medicine.  As a researcher, he is affiliated with both Global Health Unit of the Montreal University Hospitals' Research Centre and the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany. He was recently awarded the Aurora prize for his research by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 65.95
US$ 46.88

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Margaret Lock, Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down. Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politicsDevelops and integrates an original theory: that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entityMakes extensive use of historical and contemporary ethnographic materials around the globe to illustrate the importance of this methodological approachIntegrates key new research data with more classical material, covering the management of epidemics, famines, fertility and birth, by military doctors from colonial times onUses numerous case studies to illustrate concepts such as the global commodification of human bodies and body parts, modern forms of population, and the extension of biomedical technologies into domestic and intimate domainsWinner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology. Seller Inventory # AAH9781405110716

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 46.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Margaret Lock, Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Published by John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley and Sons Ltd, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down. Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politicsDevelops and integrates an original theory: that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entityMakes extensive use of historical and contemporary ethnographic materials around the globe to illustrate the importance of this methodological approachIntegrates key new research data with more classical material, covering the management of epidemics, famines, fertility and birth, by military doctors from colonial times onUses numerous case studies to illustrate concepts such as the global commodification of human bodies and body parts, modern forms of population, and the extension of biomedical technologies into domestic and intimate domainsWinner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology. Seller Inventory # AAH9781405110716

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 47.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Margaret Lock, Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Published by Wiley 2010-04-09, Oxford (2010)
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley 2010-04-09, Oxford, 2010. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781405110716

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 39.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.28
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Margaret Lock
Published by Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781405110716

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 39.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Margaret Lock; Vinh-Kim Nguyen
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1405110716. Seller Inventory # ST1405110716

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 50.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lock, Margaret, Nguyen, Vinh-Kim
Published by Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell. Condition: New. 2010. 1st Edition. Paperback. An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Num Pages: 518 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JHM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 248 x 174 x 28. Weight in Grams: 896. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781405110716

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 53.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lock, Margaret, Nguyen, Vinh-Kim
Published by Wiley-Blackwell (2010)
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Condition: New. 2010. 1st Edition. Paperback. An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Num Pages: 518 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: JHM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 248 x 174 x 28. Weight in Grams: 896. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781405110716

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 53.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lock
Published by John Wiley & Sons (2016)
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781405110716_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 49.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Margaret Lock
Published by Wileyand#8211;Blackwell (2010)
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wileyand#8211;Blackwell, 2010. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # LQ-9781405110716

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 42.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.42
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Margaret M. Lock, Vinh-Kim Nguyen
ISBN 10: 1405110716 ISBN 13: 9781405110716
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Not Signed; An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781405110716_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 50.55
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book