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Writing at the Margin: Discourse Between Anthropology and Medicine

Arthur Kleinman

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209657
eISBN:
9780520919471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209657.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In this collection, a scholar in medical anthropology takes stock of his recent intellectual odysseys. An anthropologist and psychiatrist who has studied in Taiwan, China, and North America since ... More


Marginality, Suttering, and Community: The Politics of Collective Experience and Empowerment in Thailand

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele, and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter discusses a form of social suffering that clearly resists its individualization. It first examines the social production of marginality among the Kui, which was an indigenous people ... More


Reimagining Aboriginality: An Indigenous People's Response to Social Suffering

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele, and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter argues that social pathologies, which are the expressed forms of social suffering, cannot only be transferred to the level of the individual. It also explores the social response to ... More


Glasgow and the Urban Challenge

Stewart J. Brown

in Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192131140
eISBN:
9780191670039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192131140.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

The Church of Scotland in Glasgow remained virtually silent about social suffering and it divisiveness and the breakdown of traditional relationships within the social order. One of the results of ... More


A Broken Recovery

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

in A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter surveys contemporary developments in research and writing on social suffering via a critical dialogue with C. Wright Mills’s account of the “sociological imagination.” Mills’s ... More


Biological Citizenship After Chernobyl

Adriana Petryna

in Anthropology and Public Health: Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374643
eISBN:
9780199865390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374643.003.0023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the social and political impact of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor explosion from the perspective of radiation monitoring, clinical practices of radiation medicine, and ... More


Introduction

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

in A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter introduces social suffering as a concept and human experience. It outlines some of the ways in which “the problem of suffering” has come to be identified as an explicitly social concern ... More


The Origins of Social Suffering

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

in A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The chapter explores the origins of social suffering as a form of cultural experience and as a matter of human understanding. The origins of social suffering are located in late eighteenth-century ... More


Corporeal Dimensions of Gender Violence: Woman’s Self and Body

Cecilia Menjívar

in Enduring Violence: Ladina Women's Lives in Guatemala

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267664
eISBN:
9780520948419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267664.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter focuses on the concrete corporeal manifestation of different forms of violence among ladinas in eastern Guatemala, using a sociologically informed approach. This approach situates ... More


The Praxis of Social Suffering

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

in A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter outlines a moral and critical standpoint on the involvement of humanitarianism within practices of social inquiry. We review some of the ways in which humanitarianism can be understood ... More


At Work in the Nomosphere: The Spatiolegal Production of Emotions at Work

David Delaney

in The Expanding Spaces of Law: A Timely Legal Geography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804787185
eISBN:
9780804791878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804787185.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter introduces to legal geography a rich conception of personhood and the social processes of subjectification. It asks how critical attention to emotions (and especially governing emotions ... More


A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

A Passion for Society explores the historical development and current condition of social science, focusing on how it has been shaped in response to problems of social suffering. Following a line of ... More


Conclusion

Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

in A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520287228
eISBN:
9780520962408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520287228.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter provides a review of our book’s arguments. These are contextualized with reference to “the social question” and how this might be reconfigured to address the demands of our day. We ... More


Afterlife: Violence, the Social, and Life

Yasmeen Arif

in Life, Emergent: The Social in the Afterlives of Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781517900540
eISBN:
9781452955308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517900540.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction of Life, Emergent lays down the main theoretical anchors of how the privileging of the social over the biological in contemporary bio--political theory is apprehended in this book. ... More


Towards a new emotional politics of social work and child protection

Joanne Warner

in The emotional politics of social work and child protection

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318422
eISBN:
9781447318446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318422.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

The aim of this final chapter is to show how current forms of emotional politics can be challenged. The main focus is on the power of alliances and new forms of public and political engagement that ... More


Introduction: The “Fields” of Anthropology, Human Rights, and Contemporary Zapatismo

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses relevant background information on Zapatismo and locates the text in relation to the international political economy. It studies the ethical and moral ... More


Cancer and Contending Forms of Morality

Anna Lora-Wainwright

in Fighting for Breath: Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836825
eISBN:
9780824871093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836825.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses relevant areas in the anthropology of suffering and the ethnography of rural China, with particular emphasis on social suffering, subjectivity, family management of illness, ... More


Introduction: Embodied Protests, Emotions, and Failing Socialities

Maria Tapias

in Embodied Protests: Emotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039171
eISBN:
9780252097157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039171.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how the intimate experiences of illness and distress are linked to what medical anthropologists refer to as “social suffering”—the broad array of social and structural conditions ... More


Embodied Protests: Emotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

Maria Tapias

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039171
eISBN:
9780252097157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039171.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This book examines how Bolivia's hesitant courtship with globalization manifested in the visceral and emotional diseases that afflicted many of its women. Drawing on case studies conducted among ... More


The Intergenerational Embodiment of Social Suffering

Maria Tapias

in Embodied Protests: Emotions and Women's Health in Bolivia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039171
eISBN:
9780252097157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039171.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how market and working-class women in Bolivia perceived children's health to be affected through mothers' faulty emotional responses to distress and through their bodies. ... More


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