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Pedagogies of the Clinic: Learning to Live (Again and Again)

Aaron Goodfellow

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Based on a detailed exploration of a single case, this chapter discusses the place of STDs, the STD clinic in the life and relations of one woman. Inspired by Veena Das’s idea that that bio-medical ... More


Shifting Gears

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the cumulative effects of infertility treatment on the life of a couple. The pursuit of treatment initially ameliorated women's sense of failure and made them feel they were ... More


Becoming Humanitarians: Bodies Multiple in Communities of Aid

Britt Halvorson

in Conversionary Sites: Transforming Medical Aid and Global Christianity from Madagascar to Minnesota

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226557120
eISBN:
9780226557434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226557434.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the “biospiritual imaginaries” that underpin Lutherans’ increasing attention to healing and medicine as globally connecting religious activities. Bringing together research in ... More


Women Rethinking Parenthood

Gay Becker

in The Elusive Embryo: How Women and Men Approach New Reproductive Technologies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520224308
eISBN:
9780520925243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520224308.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Redefining normalcy is the prelude to redesigning one's life. When women do not conceive, they begin to turn their lives in new directions. Reworking their gender identity continues while they are ... More


Dangerous Liaisons: Technology, Kinship, and Wild Spirits

Veena Das

in Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines illness in relation to kinship and medical technologies by focusing on the case of a Delhi man named Billu, who nearly loses himself with the deaths of his brother and his ... More


Affliction: An Introduction

Veena Das

in Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book explores the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty, drawing on the concepts of affliction and suffering. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it ... More


Accepting 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/9780520231146.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The chapter provides an overview of the behavioral actions of society and family members toward patients with traumatic brain injuries that help them to resume their normal lives. All who are touched ... More


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