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Drinking Smoke: The Tobacco Syndemic in Oceania

Mac Marshall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836856
eISBN:
9780824871123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836856.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Tobacco kills five million people every year and that number is expected to double by the year 2020. This book combines a search of historical materials on the introduction and spread of tobacco in ... More


Conclusion

Emily Mendenhall

in Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738302
eISBN:
9781501738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738302.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The conclusion returns to the simple argument that culture and experience fundamentally shape how diabetes is enacted cross-culturally. This chapter reflects upon the four ethnographic case studies ... More


What does it mean to ‘know’ a disease? The tragedy of XDR-TB

Ross Upshur

in Public health ethics and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421029
eISBN:
9781447303114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421029.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter explores the classic dilemma faced by public health policy in the face of attempting to control an outbreak of an infectious disease, focusing on the case of extremely drug-resistant ... More


Delhi

Emily Mendenhall

in Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501738302
eISBN:
9781501738319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738302.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter Three, Chicago, centers around Beatriz, a Mexican immigrant woman with diabetes. This narrative reveals the "VIDDA Syndemic" that compounds impacts of structural violence, immigration, ... More


Álvaro’s Casket: Heat Illness and Chronic Disease at Work

Sarah Bronwen Horton

in They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields: Illness, Injury, and Illegality Among U.S. Farmworkers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283268
eISBN:
9780520962545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283268.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explains how migrant men’s longstanding exclusion from subsidized health care, such as Medicaid, allows their chronic illnesses to remain undiagnosed. Even as the Affordable Care Act ... More


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