By Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen
- Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological viewpoint, exploring the entanglement of fabric our bodies with heritage, atmosphere, tradition, and politics
- Develops and integrates an unique concept: that the human physique in overall healthiness and ailment isn't really an ontological given yet a transportable, malleable entity
- Makes broad use of historic and modern ethnographic fabrics around the world to demonstrate the significance of this methodological approach
- Integrates key new learn information with extra classical fabric, protecting the administration of epidemics, famines, fertility and start, via army medical professionals from colonial instances on
- Uses various case reports to demonstrate thoughts comparable to the worldwide commodification of human our bodies and physique elements, smooth types of inhabitants, and the extension of biomedical applied sciences into family and intimate domains
- Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology
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