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The Drug Company Next DoorPollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

The Drug Company Next Door: Pollution, Jobs, and Community Health in Puerto Rico

Alexa S. Dietrich

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724996
eISBN:
9780814724644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724996.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The production of pharmaceuticals is among the most profitable industries on the planet. Drug companies produce chemical substances that can save, extend, or substantially improve the quality of ... More

Eating DrugsPsychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Stefan Ecks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A Hindu monk in Calcutta refuses to take his psychotropic medications. His psychiatrist explains that just as his body needs food, the drugs are nutrition for his starved mind. Does it matter how—or ... More

Fertility HolidaysIVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Fertility Holidays: IVF Tourism and the Reproduction of Whiteness

Amy Speier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479827664
eISBN:
9781479858996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827664.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Millions of North Americans are priced out of North America’s expensive reproductive medicine industry. Ultimately, women learn about the possibility of doing IVF abroad, and this book reveals the ... More

Refining ExpertiseHow Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Refining Expertise: How Responsible Engineers Subvert Environmental Justice Challenges

Gwen Ottinger

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762370
eISBN:
9780814762394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762370.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Residents of a small Louisiana town were sure that the oil refinery next door was making them sick. As part of a campaign demanding relocation away from the refinery, they collected scientific data ... More

Toxic TownIBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Peter C. Little

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760697
eISBN:
9780814764510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760697.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In 1924, IBM built its first plant in Endicott, New York. Now, Endicott is a contested toxic waste site. With its landscape thoroughly contaminated by carcinogens, Endicott is the subject of one of ... More

Transnational ReproductionRace, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India

Transnational Reproduction: Race, Kinship, and Commercial Surrogacy in India

Daisy Deomampo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479804214
eISBN:
9781479849574
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804214.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Transnational Reproduction explores the global surrogacy industry in India, focusing on the ways in which surrogate mothers, parents, egg providers, and doctors navigate their relationships formed ... More

Unmanageable CareAn Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Unmanageable Care: An Ethnography of Health Care Privatization in Puerto Rico

Jessica M. Mulligan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724910
eISBN:
9780814764992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724910.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Set at a health insurance company dubbed Acme, this book chronicles how the privatization of the health care system in Puerto Rico transformed the experience of accessing and providing care on the ... More

The Violence of CareRape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention

The Violence of Care: Rape Victims, Forensic Nurses, and Sexual Assault Intervention

Sameena Mulla

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800315
eISBN:
9781479878901
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800315.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Every year in the United States, thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency ... More

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