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Unformatted text preview: environmental degradation/ toxic environments and pollution Social-demography (urban areas vs. rural areas) Idiosyncratic Individual health habits maladaptive behaviors Fitness Genetics Political economy [critical medical anthropology] Inequality/poverty (globalization and global health, mapping pandemics) Power (pharmaceuticals, access to health care) “Pathologies of Power” Farmer Globalization and Health: Diseases of Development (advanced society) a. diabetes b. obesity c. hypertension d. heat disease e. mental disorders/ substance abuse f. violence *sugar *salt *disturbs traditional environmental balance/ increases bacterial and/or parasitic diseases urban crowding (agendas that spawn rural to urban migration --- rural-self sufficient farmers (organic diet) urban- gradual shift to dependence on manufactured, processed foods alcoholism drug use...
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- Spring '08
- Medical Anthropology, critical medical anthropology