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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


Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Sienna R. Craig

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Tibetan medicine has come to represent multiple and sometimes conflicting agendas. On the one hand, it must retain a sense of cultural authenticity and a connection to Tibetan Buddhism; on the other ... More


Troubled Sociality: The Federation-Canji Relationship in Wenchang County

Matthew Kohrman

in Bodies of Difference: Experiences of Disability and Institutional Advocacy in the Making of Modern China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520226449
eISBN:
9780520935563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520226449.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examine the relation between the China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF) and canji in Wenchang County, analysing the ways in which the party-state's involvement in the definition and ... More


Home Experiments: Scenes from the Moral Ordinary

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Two imaginaries function as common metaphorical scenes of moral becoming: the trial and the artisan workshop. This chapter explores a third imaginary: the moral laboratory. Turning to an extended ... More


Reproduction and Carceral Desire

Carolyn Sufrin

in Jailcare: Finding the Safety Net for Women behind Bars

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520288669
eISBN:
9780520963559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288669.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines the notion that incarceration can be a transformative experience. It discusses how, rather than equating jail with punishment, pregnant inmates see both their pregnancies and ... More


Portrait of a Himalayan Healer

Sienna R. Craig

in Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The introduction begins with an ethnographic vignette that evokes the central questions of this book: How is efficacy determined? What is at stake in these transactions across science, culture, and ... More


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