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6135 -- DELIUS, MARIA & ELSBETH KNEUPER

Medical Anthropology in Europa


Curare27.2004:101-114

##Medical anthropology in Europe
In Europe the research field of Medical Anthropology working on topics in Europe is not homogenous. In this article we will first present the theoretical background and scientific development of Medical Anthropology in Europe. The research subjects are medical systems of European Societies, especially biomedicine. In this research biomedicine is not understood as an objective natural science, but is looked at through historical, cultural, societal and political connections. Through this context it becomes clear, that nation-specific differences are of great interest in this research. Besides the theoretical background, in this article research projects in Medical Anthropology in Germany and Austria are presented. Reproduction is the focus of these projects, this topic is traditionally very much looked at in research about Westem societies.##

Keywords: medical anthropology, biomedicine, reproductive medicine

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