June 23, 2020
We are pleased to announce that anthropologist Mark Nichter’s book Global Health: Why Cultural Perceptions, Social Representations, and Biopolitics Matter is now available in e-Book format, as well as print.
Since its publication in 2008, Global Health has been a key text for understanding health social science research and what this research can contribute to global health and the study of biopolitics. Nichter is Regents’ Professor Emeritus and Professor of Anthropology, Public Health, and Family Medicine at the University of Arizona.
“Nichter has written an accessible text that is both critical and constructive, an inspiration as well as a lesson plan. It should be required reading for anyone considering the relevance of social science in global health.”–Current Anthropology
The June 19, 2020 issue of the American Anthropological Association’s Anthropology News includes an essay by Regents’ Professor Emeritus Mark Nichter. “Engaging the Pandemic: How One Medical Anthropologist Is Boosting Our Capacity to Understand and Contend with COVID-19” (pp. 3–7) explores the practical collaborations a medical anthropologist can contribute during lockdown. Nichter writes, “COVID-19 provides an opportunity to build alliances and momentum for significant health care reform.”