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Affliction : Health, Disease, Poverty

Author: Veena Das
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Fordham University Press, 2015
Series: Forms of living
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, this book stitches together three different sets of issues. It examines the different trajectories of illness: What are the circumstances under which  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Veena Das
ISBN: 9780823261802 9780823261819 0823261816 0823261808
OCLC Number: 910532803
Notes: Preface 1. Affliction: An Introduction 2. How the Body Speaks 3. A Child Learns Illness and Learns Death 4. Mental Illness, Psychiatric Institutions, and the Singularity of Lives 5. Dangerous Liaisons: Technolog Kinship, and Wild Spirits 6. The Reluctant Healer and the Darkness of our Times 7. Medicines, Markets, and Healing 8. Global Health Discourse and the View from Planet Earth 9. Epilogue Note Bibliography Index
Awards: Commended for Association for Feminist Anthropology Senior Book Prize 2018
Description: 255 p.
Contents: Preface 1. Affliction: An Introduction 2. How the Body Speaks 3. A Child Learns Illness and Learns Death 4. Mental Illness, Psychiatric Institutions, and the Singularity of Lives 5. Dangerous Liaisons: Technology, Kinship, and Wild Spirits 6. The Reluctant Healer and the Darkness of our Times 7. Medicines, Markets, and Healing 8. Global Health Discourse and the View from Planet Earth 9. Epilogue Note Bibliography Index
Series Title: Forms of living

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