Clinically Applied Anthropology

Anthropologists in Health Science Settings

  • Noel J. Chrisman
  • Thomas W. Maretzki

Part of the Culture, Illness, and Healing book series (CIHE, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Anthropology in Health Science Settings

    1. Noel J. Chrisman, Thomas W. Maretzki
      Pages 1-31
  3. Clinically Applied Anthropological Teaching

  4. Clinically Applied Anthropological Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Byron J. Good
      Pages 275-295
    3. Dan Blumhagen
      Pages 297-323
    4. Barbara Gallatin Anderson, J. Rafael Toledo, Nancy Hazam
      Pages 325-350
    5. Elizabeth L. Byerly, Craig A. Molgaard
      Pages 395-409
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 411-439

About this book


like other collections of papers related to a single topic, this volume arose out of problem-sharing and problem-solving discussions among some of the authors. The two principal recurring issues were (1) the difficulties in translating anthropo­ logical knowledge so that our students could use it and (2) the difficulties of bringing existing medical anthropology literature to bear on this task. As we talked to other anthropologists teaching in other parts of the country and in various health-related schools, we recognized that our problems were similar. Similarities in our solutions led the Editors to believe that publication of our teaching experi­ ences and research relevant to teaching would help others and might begin the process of generating principles leading to a more coherent approach. Our colleagues supported this idea and agreed to contribute. What we agreed to write about was 'Clinically Applied Anthropology'. Much of what we were doing and certainly much of the relevant literature was applied anthropology. And our target group was composed-mostly of clinicians. The utility of the term became apparent after 1979 when another set of anthropologists began to discuss 'ainical Anthropology'. They too recognized the range of novel be­ haviors available to anthropologists in the health science arena and chose to focus on the clinical use of anthropology. We see this as an important endeavor, but very different from what we are proposing.


anthropology health heart nutrition

Editors and affiliations

  • Noel J. Chrisman
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Maretzki
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.University of HawaiiHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-1419-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-9180-0
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