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Introduction to Anthropology

Critical Thinking Questions

Introduction to AnthropologyCritical Thinking Questions

1 .
How do anthropologists navigate cultural definitions of health, sickness, and illness?
2 .
How was the development of medical anthropology aided by the anthropology of religion?
3 .
In what ways does understanding culture help caregivers determine the best treatment for their patients?
4 .
Why must medical anthropologists balance objective and subjective understandings of health with regard to culture?
5 .
How do social inequalities influence the spread of disease and impact health outcomes?
6 .
How have physical isolation and cultural traditions of endogamy impacted the frequency of inheritable diseases?
7 .
In what ways do human migrations affect the development of human health, historically and currently?
8 .
How do political and economic forces affect health outcomes around the world?
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