MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE GENRE OF COURSEBOOK

© 2019 Yulia BULDAKOVA

2019 — №1 (17)


Keywords: anthropology, medical anthropology, conventional medicine, unconventional medicine

Abstract: The text reviews the first and so far the only comprehensive Russian coursebook on medical anthropology intended for humanities and medicine students, teachers, as well as academic researchers of various levels. In 2019, the definition of “medical anthropology” has become 60 years old. The review touches upon the coursebook author’s coverage of the early days of medical anthropology and formation of the attitude to this academic field abroad and in Russia; discussed is the author’s concept of the possibility to increase societal awareness of medical anthropology, to organize a medical anthropology teaching system, as well as the prospects for self-realization of medical anthropology experts in Russia, where structural conditions are significantly different from those in the West, while the demand in experts is objectively growing each year.


Author info:

Yulia Rafaelevna Buldakova is Cand. Sc. in Medicine, Associate Professor at the Department of Internal Diseases, Faculty of Dentistry, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry (Moscow).


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