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Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

Veena Das

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261802
eISBN:
9780823268917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261802.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. Focusing on low-income neighborhoods in Delhi, it stitches together three ... More


Introduction

Todd Ramón Ochoa

in Society of the Dead: Quita Manaquita and Palo Praise in Cuba

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520256835
eISBN:
9780520947924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520256835.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This book is about insignificant experiences, fleeting events, and minor intimacies felt at the limits of our reason. It traces the Kongo-inspired society of affliction called Palo and its ... More


Obstetric Training as a Rite of Passage1

Robbi E. Davis-Floyd

in Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520229327
eISBN:
9780520927216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229327.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines obstetric training in the U.S. as an initiatory rite of passage. It considers the process by which medical practitioners are socialized both into the core belief and value ... More


The CASA Hospital and Professional Midwifery School: An Education and Practice Model That Works

Lisa Mills and Robbie Davis-Floyd

in Birth Models That Work

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Center for the Adolescents of San Miguel de Allende (CASA), in the state of Guanajuato, central Mexico, has developed both birth and midwifery education models with concrete practicality and a ... More


How the Body Speaks

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/9780823261802.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the ways in which illness is made knowable in the course of clinical and social transactions by focusing on one of the neighborhoods in East Delhi, Bhagwanpur Kheda. More ... 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


The Tenacity of Spiritual Healing and Seeing

Mathijs Pelkmans

in Fragile Conviction: Changing Ideological Landscapes in Urban Kyrgyzstan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705137
eISBN:
9781501708381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705137.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines changes in the field of spiritual healing and seeing in Kokjangak. It first provides an overview of the proliferation of spiritual practices in the post-Soviet period before ... More


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