Book , Online in English

Affliction : health, disease, poverty

Veena Das.
  • New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.
  • Copyright Notice: ©2015
  • 1 online resource.
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Genre
  • Electronic books.
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?"--Provided by publisher.
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 and index.
  • OCLC
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9780823261833
  • 0823261832
  • 0823261840
  • 9780823261840
  • Alternate version: 9780823261802
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 914229941
  • OCLC: 914229941