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Health and Culture : Beyond the Western Paradigm - Collins O. Airhihenbuwa

Health and Culture

Beyond the Western Paradigm

Paperback Published: 1st June 1995
ISBN: 9780803971578
Number Of Pages: 168

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Offering a trenchant analysis of the effect that culture has in determining our perceptions - and expectations - of health care, this provocative volume challenges traditional, Westernized, medical models. The author surveys various aspects of the health education domain, discusses the elements that inform an educational diagnosis of health behaviour and considers the cultural appropriateness of health behaviour in general.

Theorizing Health and Culture in the African Context
Culture, Health Promotion and Development
Communicating Health within Culture
Developing Culturally Appropriate Health Programs
Representation and Difference in Health Promotion
Health, Healing and Medicine as Cultural Constructs
African Women's Health and the Confluence of Patriarchal and Western Hegemonies
The Cultural Production of Healthy Children and Youth
Contextualizing the Health Praxis of African-Americans
Approaches to Health Promotion Beyond the Fin de Siecle
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ISBN: 9780803971578
ISBN-10: 0803971575
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 1st June 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 14.78  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.23

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