Category Archives: Disease

The Cultural Anthropological Contribution to Communicable Disease Epidemiology

Cultural anthropology has made four primary contributions to our epidemiologist led research group in Bangladesh. First, cultural anthropology articulates the conflict between the biomedical paradigm and the cultural understanding of target communities, affecting project choice and framing. Second, anthropologists help … Continue reading

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Applying medical anthropology in the control of infectious disease

This paper focuses on two roles of anthropology in the control of infectious disease. The first is in identifying and describing concerns and understandings of disease, including local knowledge of cause and treatment relevant to disease control. The second is in translating … Continue reading

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The Anthropology of Infectious Disease

Diseases caused by infectious agents have profoundly affected both human history and biology. In demographic terms , infectious diseases-including both great epidemics, such as plague and smallpox, which have devastated human populations from ancient to modem times, and less dramatic, unnamed viral and bacterial … Continue reading

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