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Sociology & Anthropology

College of Arts & Sciences

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Anthony  P. Cavender Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
423-439-6649 /
Rogers-Stout Hall 308



Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Nutritional Anthropology
Anthropological Theory
Honors Cultural Anthropology


a tennessee folklore sampler folk medicine in southern appalacia


2009 A Tennessee Folklore Sampler (edited with Ted Olson).  Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press.

2003 Folk Medicine in Southern Appalachia.  Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. 

Journal Articles

2016 (with Donald B. Ball) Home Cures for Ailing Horses: A Case Study of Nineteenth Century Vernacular Veterinary Medicine in Tennessee.  Agricultural History 90(3): 311-337.

2014 A Vision Lost: Robert J. Preston and the Southwestern Lunatic Asylum, 1887-1906. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 122:202-209

2013 (with Melissa Schrift and Sarah Hoover) Mental Illness, Institutionalization and Oral History in Appalachia: The Voices of Psychiatric Attendants.  Journal of Appalachian Studies 19: 82-107.

2011 (with Vivian Gonzales and Jorja Cummings) Curanderismo in Appalachia: The Use of Remedios Caseros among Latinos in Northeast Tennessee. Journal of Appalachian Studies 17:144-167.

2009 Magical Plants Used by Curanderos in the Ecuador Highlands,Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 5(3). 

2006 Folk Medical Uses of Plant Foods in Southern Appalachia, USA, Journal of Ethnopharmacology , 108:74-84.

1996 (with Manuel Alban) Compulsory Medical Service in Ecuador: The Physician's Perspective. Social Science and Medicine 47(12):1937-1946.

1996 Local Unorthodox Healers of Cancer in the Appalachian South. Journal of Community Health 21(5):359-374.

1994 (with Scott Beck) Generational Change, Folk Medicine, and Medical Self-Care in a Rural Appalachian Community. Human Organization 54(2):129-142.

1992 Theoretic Orientations and Folk Medicine Research in the Appalachian South. Southern Medical Journal 85(2):170-178.

1992 Folk Hematology in the Appalachian South. Journal of Folklore Research 29(1):23-36

1988 The Professionalization of Traditional Medicine in Zimbabwe. Human Organization 47(3):251-254.


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