SPECIAL VOLUME TRIBES AND TRIBALS
HEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS OF INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS
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.