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The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology is a contemporary landmark volume that defines the field and outlines new directions in research. Divided into four sections, each edited by leading figures in social anthropology, this exhaustive Handbook covers interfaces, places, methodologies and futures. Within each section authors at the leading edge of the discipline contribute in-depth chapters on the central principles and latest developments in their area of expertise.
Chapter 1.3: Anthropology of Biomedicine and Bioscience
Anthropology of Biomedicine and Bioscience
Two key transitions have led to the emergence and rapid growth of an anthropology of the biosciences and biomedicine in the latter half of the twentieth century. One is a change in the relationship between the disciplines of anthropology and biology, so that, as part of a broad post-war redefinition of anthropology's ...