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Medical Anthropology
Essays and Reflections from an Amsterdam Graduate Programme
 
Sjaak Van der Geest, Trudie Gerrits, Julia Challinor (editors)
 
AMB Diemen 2014
(isbn 97890-79700-65 3, 374 pp., € 25,00)
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This volume is a collection of twenty articles by graduates of the Amsterdam Master’s in Medical Anthropology (AMMA) at the University of Amsterdam. The university is known for outstanding and innovative work in the field of medical anthropology and teaching combines a strong ethnographic basis with thorough theoretical grounding.
 
More than two hundred students from across the world graduated from the AMMA programme over fifteen years, which resulted in a global network of medical anthropologists working in a wide range of positions in their respective societies. When the AMMA programme ended in 2012, some staff and alumni decided to mark the occasion by publishing a book with essays and information about the AMMA programme, which resulted in this thought-provoking edited volume.
All contributions are based on the authors’ exemplary master theses and provide a glimpse of the diversity of the students’ backgrounds, interests, fieldwork and theoretical approaches.

The articles address experiences of health and illness, sexuality, violence, drug use, local healing, body and embodiment, children’s perspectives on health and body, self-harm, gender, obesity, autism, older people, nurses and homecare, reproductive decision-making, parenthood, HIV/AIDS, treatment choices, hospital ethnography, meditation, body techniques, intersubjectivity, illness vocabularies, and hygiene and dirt.
The essays are organized in seven themes: Wellness and Illness, Treatment and Efficacy, Gender and Parenthood, Care and Autonomy, Children’s Worlds, Body and Subjectivity, and Research and Theory.
This collection of medical-anthropological essays responds to a growing interest in ethnographic fieldwork as a didactic tool in learning qualitative research methodology and self-reflection.
The reader will find inspiration from the articles and evidence of the critical importance of a medical-anthropological approach to investigating health and illness in any setting worldwide.
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Sjaak van der Geest and Trudie Gerrits were lecturers for and dean and director (respectively) of the AMMA programme at the University of Amsterdam.
Julia Challinor is a graduate of AMMA and edited many AMMA theses..
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Preface by ANITA HARDON
 AMMA’s Logo by SJAAK VAN DER GEEST
 Introduction: Essays in Medical Anthropology and the AMMA experience
by SJAAK VAN DER GEEST, TRUDIE GERRITS, JULIA CHALLINOR, & RIA REIS
 
 WELLNESS AND ILLNESS
SANJAY AGGARWAL: A ‘Gay Paradise’? Exploring adverse mental health outcomes among gay men in the Netherlands
MICHELLE ALLPORT : Women’s suffering: Teaching psychological violence in Mexico City
ALICE LAROTONDA : The ‘imperfect child’: Parents’ expectations disrupted by the birth of an infant with a rare disease
NAVARAJ UPADHAYA : Nepalese adolescents’ perspectives on local vocabulary, types and meanings of distress
NGUYEN TRAN LAM : Injecting drug users and sexual relationships in Vietnam
 
 TREATMENT AND EFFICACY
SASITORN CHAIPRASITTI : Body and bone: Cultural embodiment in Northern Thai bone healing
SARA BREWER : An anti-addiction drug? Reflections on efficacy and safety issues within the Ibogaine subculture
 
 GENDER AND PARENTHOOD
MONICA RODRIGUEZ GARCIA : “HIV-positive women shouldn’t make children just like that.” When a right becomes ‘acceptable but not advisable’ in Maputo, Mozambique
MARIANA RIOS SANDOVAL : Practicing engaged fatherhood: Conversations with men in Mexico City
 
 CARE AND AUTONOMY
MARÍA FERNANDA OLARTE SIERRA : Between patient, doctor and machine: Nursing in a Dutch intensive care unit
DAVID KYADDONDO : Controlled freedom: Contradictions in the ideals and practices of Dutch home-care nurses
BARBARA HAHN : “Now I want to look after myself.” An ethnographic account of elderly women’s reasons for moving to an old-age home in Kerala, India
 
 CHILDREN’S WORLDS
MARIETTE DERWIG : “Being fat is more a social problem than a health problem.” Giving voice to children with overweight
MAISIE DAGAPIOSO : Moving on. Street children, agency and well-being in Mindanao, the Philippines: Twelve years after the research
MIRANDA VAN REEUWIJK : Children’s ideas and practices concerning hygiene and disease transmission: Exploration in a rural town in Benin
 
 BODY AND SUBJECTIVITY
SELMA TANOVIC : The body as a mediator of intersubjectivity in children with autism: A qualitative phenomenological study in Sarajevo, Bosnia
ZOE GOLDSTEIN : Inside out: Some thoughts on issues related to self-harm and young people’s experience of their bodies
NASIMA SELIM : What does sitting have to do with the self? Body techniques, personhood and well-being in Vipassana meditation
 
 RESEARCH AND THEORY
JULIA CHALLINOR : Teacher / paediatric nurse becomes medical anthropologist: Outsider and mistrusted
SERA L. YOUNG : Critical Ecological Medical Anthropology: Selecting and applying theory to anaemia during pregnancy on Pemba, Zanzibar
 
 IN MEMORY OF
Pieter Streefland
Els van Dongen
Lily Zakiah Munir
 
 APPENDICES
List of AMMA students by year of course
Group pictures 1997-2012
List of teachers
List of all theses
Index
 
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ISBN
: 9789079700653
Auteur
: van der geest, gerrits, challinor
Kaft
: Paperback
Uitgever
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