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Public access books on medical anthropology

A nice resource for teaching:

The UC system’s California Digital Library has an extensive collection of electronic monographs (about 2000); while most of these are “open access” only to people in the UC system, about 500–mainly UC Press titles–are available in their entirety to the public.

These include a number of books which may be of interest to our readers. Here are a few of them:

Alter, Joseph. The wrestler’s body: identity and ideology in north India. University of California Press, 1992.

Clarke, Adele. Disciplining Reproduction: Modernity, American Life Sciences, and “the Problems of Sex.” University of California Press, 1998.

Cohen, Lawrence. No aging in India: Alzheimer’s, the bad family, and other modern things. University of California Press, 1998.

Epstein, Steven. Impure science: AIDS, activism, and the politics of knowledge. University of California Press, 1996.

Fabrega, Horacio. Evolution of sickness and healing. University of California Press, 1997.

Gilman, Sander. Hysteria beyond Freud. University of California Press, 1993.

Redfield, Peter. Space in the tropics: from convicts to rockets in French Guiana. University of California Press, 2000.

Sharp, Lesley. The possessed and the dispossessed: spirits, identity, and power in a Madagascar migrant town. University of California Press, 1994.

See more anthropology monographs available here and more medicine-related books here.


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