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By Merrill Singer

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ISBN-13: 9781118786925

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ISBN-13: 9781118787137

A spouse to the Anthropology of Environmental Health provides a set of readings that make the most of a clinical anthropological method of discover the interface of people and the surroundings within the shaping of overall healthiness and sickness round the world.

  • Features the newest ethnographic study from worldwide relating to the a number of affects of our surroundings on healthiness and of societies on their environments
  • Includes contributions from overseas clinical anthropologists, conservationists, environmental specialists, public health and wellbeing execs, wellbeing and fitness clinicians, and different social scientists
  • Analyzes the stipulations of cultural and social transformation that accompany environmental and ecological affects in all parts of the world
  • Offers serious views on theoretical and methodological developments within the anthropology of environmental overall healthiness, in addition to destiny instructions within the field 

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1992. Strategy of Preventive Medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , and Panosch, B. 1993. ” Pediatric Pulmonology, 152: 68–74. Shaw, B. 2011. Testimony of Dr. Bryan W. Shaw, Chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. View&FileStore_id=eedf7d18‐3b2f‐4a1c‐b267‐713eca4fc1cd (accessed November 23, 2015). , and Huntingford, C. 2007. ” Nature, 448: 791–794. Solomon, C. 2013. ” Scientific American, 308(5). sid=a97b9ddd‐ 1655‐44ef‐8129‐7f7e7ff2c46c%40sessionmgr112&vid=5&hid=106&bdata=JnNpdG U9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#db=sch&AN=87376562 (accessed February 15, 2014).

Finally, I draw upon my own ethnographic work in northern California (1992–) on breast cancer, activism, and racial/ethnic inequalities, in conjunction with writings and testimony by and about women living with cancer. As Rachel Carson argued more than 50 years ago, the pivotal issue is whether and how such knowledge might be employed to reconfigure environmental and related policies for the United States, as well as elsewhere in the global North: The choice, after all, is ours to make. If, having endured much, we have at last asserted our “right to know,” and if, knowing, we have concluded that we are being asked to take senseless and frightening risks, then we should no longer accept the counsel of those who tell us that we must fill our world with poisonous chemicals; we should look about and see what other course is open to us.

Importantly, the environments that impact human health today, and increasingly in the future, are and will be significantly and adversely shaped by human activity. Environmental health, and our role in creating it, is central to contemporary human health, and hence to the ongoing forging of an anthropology of health and illness. REFERENCES Alamo Area Council of Governments in San Antonio. 2013. Oil and Gas Emission Inventory, Eagle Ford Shale. html. Auyero, J. and Swistun, D. 2009. Flammable. Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown.

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