Social Sciences


KAUSHIK BOSE (Vidyasagar University, Midnapore, India)

2008 • Pages: 124 • Size: 180 x 240 •

ISBN 81-85264-48-1 • Binding: Hard • PRICE: US $ 55/- Rs. 750/-

(Tribes and Tribals Special Volume No. 2)


Indigenous people constitute a sizeable portion of the world’s total population. They are found in every continent of the globe and are characterized by their unique food habits and social customs. They inhabit in regions having different ecological settings compared to the so-called “mainstream” or non-indigenous populations. In general, many indigenous people are economically deprived and live in disadvantageous conditions. Thus, they are faced with unique biological and social problems related to health and nutrition. This Special Volume attempts to highlight some of the health and nutritional problems of tribal populations and is divided into two sections. The first section deals with health and health care while the second section highlights problems dealing with ecology, growth and nutrition. The articles in this Special Volume would be of interest to researchers in the field of anthropology, epidemiology, nutrition and all those interested in health care of indigenous populations.



List of Contributors


    1. Challenges Faced by the Urban Black South Africans in the Prevention of Non-communicable Diseases
      Thandi Puoane and Lungiswa
    2. Child Use of Dental Services and Receipt of Dental Care in New Zealand
      L. M. Jamieson and P. I. Koopu
    3. Increasing Urbanisation in Tribal States of Northeast India: Implications for the Prevalence of Chronic Diseases
      R. Khongsdier
    4. Utilization of Reproductive and Child Health Services in Tribal Areas of Andhra Pradesh
      K. Mallikharjuna Rao
    5. New Magic for New Times: Muti Murder in Democratic South Africa
      Louise Vincent
    6. Ethnomedicinal Plant Conservation Through Sacred Groves
      R. K. Bhakat and U. K. Sen
    7. Age Trends in Blood Pressures and Obesity among the Urban Bhutias of Sikkim
      Sobhanjan Sarkar and Barun Mukhopadhyay

    1. The Ecology of Health and Nutrition of “Orang Asli” (Indigenous Peoples) Women and Children in Peninsular Malaysia
      Geok Lin Khor and Zalilah Mohd Shariff
    2. A Comparative Study of Physical Growth and Nutritional Status in Santal Children of Ghatsila and Bolpur
      Ujjwal Chakroborty, Sutanu Dutta Chowdhury, Goutam Dutta and Tusharkanti Ghosh
    3. Body Mass Index and Chronic Energy Deficiency among Adult Tribal Populations of West Bengal: A Review
      Samiran Bisai and Kaushik Bose
    4. Chronic Energy Deficiency among Tribal Communities of Orissa, India
      Suman Chakrabarty, Manoranjan Pal, Susmita Bharati and Premananda Bharati
    5. Sexual Dimorphism and Age Variations in Anthropometry, Body Composition and Nutritional Status among Kora Mudi Tribals of Bankura district, West Bengal, India
      Samiran Bisai, Kaushik Bose, Sanjib Ganguli, Hasina Mumtaz, Ashish Mukhopadhyay and Mithu Bhadra
    6. Zinc Nutrition and Tribal Health in India
      Akoto Kwame Osei and Davidson H. Hamer


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