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Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor

Author: Paul Farmer
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2003.
Series: California series in public anthropology, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life--and death--in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With passionate eyewitness accounts from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Farmer
ISBN: 0520235509 9780520235502 0520243269 9780520243262
OCLC Number: 50478409
Description: xxiv, 402 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Bearing witness; On suffering and structural violence; Pestilence and restraint; Lessons from Chiapas; A plague on all our houses? --
One physician's perspective on human rights; Health, healing, and social justice; Listening for prophetic voices; Cruel and unusual; New malaise; Rethinking health and human rights --
Afterword.
Series Title: California series in public anthropology, 4.
Responsibility: Paul Farmer ; with a foreword by Amartya Sen.
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