Book , Print in English

Affliction : health, disease, poverty

Veena Das.
  • New York : Fordham University Press, [2015]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2015
  • First edition.
  • xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Eisenhower C Level
    RA418.5.P6 D37 2015 c. 1
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Subjects
Medical Subjects
Series
Summary
  • "Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. It traces the unfolding of illness within families, local communities, neighborhood markets and in occult worlds. Privileging the experience of people living in these neighborhoods it asks how can global health be made to take this experience into account rather than escape from it?"--
Contents
  • note: 1. How the Body Speaks
  • 2. Child Learns Illness and Learns Death
  • 3. Mental Illness, Psychiatric Institutions, and the Singularity of Lives
  • 4. Dangerous Liaisons: Technology, Kinship, and Wild Spirits
  • 5. Reluctant Healer and the Darkness of Our Times
  • 6. Medicines, Markets, and Healing
  • 7. Global Health Discourse and the View from Planet Earth.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-248) and index.
  • OCLC
ISBN
  • 9780823261802
  • 0823261808
  • 9780823261819
  • 0823261816
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2014030233
  • OCLC: 890310123
  • OCLC: 890310123