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A Vision of Unity over All Diversity

Paul U. Unschuld

in What Is Medicine?: Western and Eastern Approaches to Healing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257658
eISBN:
9780520944701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257658.003.0099
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The world of today is at the forefront of development. The past has shown that there is first a model image and then a body image. Now, the two images fit together like mirror images. The new image ... More


Constraints, Fears, Frustrations

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the setbacks and frustrations that enveloped the research team after the excursion to Chkalovskiy rayon; identifies some barriers to their research, such as the lack of data; ... More


Stratification and “Universality”: Immigrants and Barriers to Coverage in Massachusetts

Tiffany D. Joseph

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Tiffany D. Joseph’s chapter examines how stratification of access by immigration status effectively undermined a “universal” health policy. While the ACA only extended coverage to U.S. citizens and ... More


Uninsured in America: Before and After the ACA

Susan Sered

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Susan Sered, author of the seminal work Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity (2005), returned to the same communities to learn how the people she originally interviewed ... More


Increasing Access, Increasing Responsibility: Activating the Newly Insured

Mary Alice Scott and Richard Wright

in Unequal Coverage: The Experience of Health Care Reform in the United States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479897001
eISBN:
9781479834402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897001.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Mary Alice Scott and Richard Wright’s chapter explores the intersections of seemingly opposing understandings of health—as a “right” or a “responsibility”—in health care professionals’ commentaries ... More


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