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Applying Anthropology: Culture, Health, and Aging

Applying Anthropology: Culture, Health, and Aging

Applying anthropology: Culture, health, and aging

Anthropology, like every other scientific discipline, has its pure (theoretical) and its applied (practical) interests. Just as medicine has its practitioners and its laboratory research people, anthropology has its scholars researching issues to seek knowledge of humankind for its own sake; other anthropology scholars use anthropological knowledge to solve social, medical, economic, educational, and political problems. The work of these applied anthropologists has proven to be of great value in dealing with a variety of problems in other countries and in the United States when ethnic populations are involved, and in providing answers to difficult problems when services to the aged are concerned. In this chapter we focus on the importance of understanding culture ...

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