Health Change in the Asia-Pacific Region (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog #52) (Paperback)

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Health Change in the Asia-Pacific Region (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog #52) (Paperback)

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The Asia-Pacific region has seen great social, environmental and economic change across the past century, leading to dramatic changes in the health profiles of all populations represented in South East and East Asia, Pacific Islands and the islands of Melanesia. This volume considers evidence concerning prehistoric migration, and colonial, regional and global processes in the production of health change in the Asia-Pacific region. Notably, it examines ways in which a health pattern dominated by under-nutrition and infection has been displaced in many ways, and is being displaced elsewhere by over-nutrition and the degenerative diseases associated with it. This book presents a cohesive view of the ways in which exchange relationships, economic modernization, migration and transnational linkages interact with changing rural subsistence ecologies to influence health patterns in this region.
Product Details ISBN: 9781107406223
ISBN-10: 1107406226
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: August 9th, 2012
Pages: 324
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropolog