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Affliction : health, disease, poverty

Author: Veena Das
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2015
Series: Forms of living
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Veena Das
ISBN: 9780823261802 0823261808 9780823261819 0823261816
OCLC Number: 953850040
Awards: Commended for Association for Feminist Anthropology Senior Book Prize 2018
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
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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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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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