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Anthropological Research: The Structure of Inquiry
1. The domain of methodology 2. Science and anthropology 3. Operationalism in anthropological research 4. Units of observation: emic and etic approaches 5. Tools of research - I 6. Tools of researchExpand
The explanatory models of depression in low income countries: listening to women in India.
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The use of somatic idioms as the defining clinical features, and a broader, psychosocial model for understanding the aetiology and conceptualization of the clinical syndrome of depression for public health interventions and mental health promotion in the Indian context are recommended. Expand
Puberty rituals, reproductive knowledge and health of adolescent schoolgirls in South India
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Despite the prominence of the ceremonial attention to "coming of age" very little attention is paid to informing adolescent girls about the actual facts of life of menstruation, so the teaching of hygienic practices related to menstruation should be linked to an expanded health education. Expand
Applied Ethnography: Guidelines for Field Research
This comprehensive, engaging guide to applied research distills the expertise of the distinguished ethnographer and methodologist Pertti Pelto over his acclaimed 50-year career. Having written theExpand
Diet and delocalization: dietary changes since 1750.
  • G. Pelto, P. Pelto
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Journal of interdisciplinary history
  • 1983
TLDR
Dans les pays industrialises, les changements de nourriture sont associes aux problemes de dietetique and de sante publique aux modifications des ressources and de the distribution. Expand
The Evolution of Alcohol Use in India
TLDR
The recent increases in alcohol consumption in many sectors of the general Indian population, coupled with the strong evidence of the role of alcohol in the spread of HIV/STI infections and other health risks, point to the need for detailed understanding of the complex cross-currents emerging from the past history of alcohol use and abuse in India. Expand
Studying knowledge, culture, and behavior in applied medical anthropology.
In this article we argue that the concept of knowledge, as utilized by public health professionals, is best regarded as cultural belief, as defined in anthropology. The implications of this positionExpand
intra-cultural diversity: some theoretical issues1
Recent anthropological research includes a growing number of studies which focus directly on issues of intra-cultural and intra-community diversity, rather than simply recording passing mention ofExpand
A study of male sexual health problems in a Mumbai slum population
TLDR
Men, as well as untrained non-allopathic sexual health practitioners, perceived the indiscreet wastage of semen through excessive masturbation, wet dreams or excessive sexual desire to be a major cause of these problems. Expand
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