ANTHROP 3HI3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Medical Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Harm Reduction

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Fits into the field in between cultural anthropology and physical anthropology. Ability to look at a culture and society from a biological and cultural point of view. Looking closely between human health and cultural behaviour. Main concern is in the experiences of illness and disease. Also integrates a mixed methods approach to phases of research. Five approaches to medical anthropology: culture: ecological : the environment and its health risks are, to a significant extended created by. Looking at the environment and its associated health risk associated by culture. What you"re trying to figure out is how does the environment, health, and culture all come together. Good example is what medical anthropologists are doing on air pollution on air: biocultural : focuses on both the biological and cultural origins of health and disease travel and its effects on human health. Instead of just looking at the biological roots, biocultural anthropologists understand how culture are experiences of health.

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