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The Struggle for a Public Sector: Pepfar in Mozambique

James Pfeiffer

in When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157382
eISBN:
9781400846801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has significantly transformed the global health landscape by injecting $15 billion into HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs in twenty ... More


Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Beverly Bell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than a quarter-million people and leaving another two million Haitians homeless. This book is a searing account of the first ... More


Genealogies of Care: The New Humanitarianism

Ticktin Miriam

in Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269040
eISBN:
9780520950535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269040.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter traces the genealogy of one critical transnational regime of care—what has been called the “new humanitarianism,” referring to the movement of sans-frontière-isme that started with ... More


Desire For Exception: Managing Disaster Victims

Didier Fassin

in Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520271166
eISBN:
9780520950481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271166.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses the aftermath of Tragedia in Venezuela in 1999, when the National Constituent Assembly declared a state of emergency and gave full power to President Hugo Chávez to deal with ... More


The Impact of Vulnerability

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents several challenges faced by Erik, whose mother got the news of his accident when she was attending a prayer in church. She had many questions to ask from the caller, but tried ... More


Waiting in Crisis

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The feelings of all Erik's family members were intense after his accident. Erik's sister Sonia had started to keep a diary, in which she intended to record her thoughts and feelings as she ... More


Knocking on Doors

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/9780520222045.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter looks at the second excursion to Chkalovskiy, where the author continued the interviews with the victims' families, and presents an account of the interviews with the families of ... More


What We Have, We Share: Solidarity Undergirds Rescue and Relief

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how solidarity reinforced search-and-rescue operations as well as emergency relief activities during and after the Haitian earthquake. It shows how Haitians engaged in every ... More


You Can’t Eat Okra with One Finger: Community-Run Humanitarian Aid

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the humanitarian aid made possible by Haiti's various community groups in the wake of the earthquake. It begins with an overview of the emergency relief efforts initiated by ... More


// Daily Tasks

in Under Construction: Making Homeland Security at the Local Level

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226257433
eISBN:
9780226257457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter, which discusses the daily task oriented work in homeland security, addresses the more workaday aspects of practice, the daily tasks that took a large part of the time of frontline ... More


Stratified Access: Seeking Dialysis Care in the Borderlands

Milena Andrea Melo

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/9781479897001.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Milena Andrea Melo’s chapter examines the impact of the lack of health insurance coverage for low-income, undocumented immigrants who required regular dialysis to stay alive. Undocumented immigrants ... More


The Malayan Emergency, Islamic Reform, and the Trajectory of Urban Governmentality in Kuala Lumpur

in Houses in Motion: The Experience of Place and the Problem of Belief in Urban Malaysia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758918
eISBN:
9780804775861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758918.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on two different historical procedures that changed the character of governance and urban life in Malaysia. The first historical procedure occurred between 1948 and 1960, ... More


Introduction: Sexual Violence in the City

Sameena Mulla

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800315
eISBN:
9781479878901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800315.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book explores sexual assault forensic interventions and how they are mediated by the relationship between law and medicine in formal emergency room-based programs. Drawing on four years of ... More


Re/production: Articulating Paths to Healing and Justice

Sameena Mulla

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479800315
eISBN:
9781479878901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800315.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines how reproduction figures within sexual assault interventions. It begins with the case of emergency contraception to elucidate the relationship between sexual violence and ... More


Islamist Lawyers in the Egyptian Emergency State: A Different Language of Justice?

Hussein Ali Agrama

in Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226010687
eISBN:
9780226010700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010700.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter examines how Islamist lawyers engaged the Egyptian emergency state through their legal practices. It highlights four dimensions of the author's fieldwork with Islamist lawyers: their ... More


Punctuated Humanitarianism and Discordant Politics

Ilana Feldman

in Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299627
eISBN:
9780520971288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299627.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an introduction to the history and central concepts of the book. It highlights the conceptual challenge that long-existing refugee camps pose for common understandings of camps ... More


Conclusion: Surviving and Moving On—Ephemeral Returns

Mariane C. Ferme

in Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter returns to a theme first advanced in the introduction of the overlap between the West African region affected by the 2014–2016 Ebola crisis and the region affected by the 1991–2002 civil ... More


Rattan and Household Livelihood

Stephen F. Siebert

in The Nature and Culture of Rattan: Reflections on Vanishing Life in the Forests of Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835361
eISBN:
9780824871826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835361.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the importance of rattan and rattan-based activities in sustaining household livelihoods. In Southeast Asia, rattan gathering, hunting, and forest farming have supported ... More


// Conceptualizing Security

in Under Construction: Making Homeland Security at the Local Level

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226257433
eISBN:
9780226257457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257457.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the context building aspect of homeland security work. These tasks involve defining hazards, identifying targets and vulnerabilities, meshing homeland security with existing ... More


Dengue Season in the City of Emergencies

Alex M. Nading

in Mosquito Trails: "Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282612
eISBN:
9780520958562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282612.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In this chapter, I show how people reacted to seasonal dengue epidemics. Dengue is a “seasonal emergency” in Nicaragua. Epidemics occurred yearly, during the rainy season between September and ... More


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