A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities brings together articles from the key theoretical approaches in the field of medical anthropology as well as related science and technology studies. The editors' comprehensive introductions evaluate the historical lineages of these approaches and their value in addressing critical problems associated with contemporary forms of illness experience and health care.
- Presents a key selection of both classic and new agenda-setting articles in medical anthropology
- Provides analytic and historical contextual introductions by leading figures in medical anthropology, medical sociology, and science and technology studies
- Critically reviews the contribution of medical anthropology to a new global health movement that is reshaping international health agendas