Chronic Conditions, Fluid States: Chronicity and the Anthropology of Illness

Chronic Conditions, Fluid States: Chronicity and the Anthropology of Illness

by Lenore Manderson, Ann Miles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813547474

ISBN-13: 9780813547473

Pub. Date: 05/06/2010

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Chronic Conditions, Fluid States explores the uneven impact of chronic illness and disability on individuals, families, and communities in diverse local and global settings. To date, much of the social as well as biomedical research has treated the experience of illness and the challenges of disease control and management as segmented and episodic. Breaking new

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Chronic Conditions, Fluid States explores the uneven impact of chronic illness and disability on individuals, families, and communities in diverse local and global settings. To date, much of the social as well as biomedical research has treated the experience of illness and the challenges of disease control and management as segmented and episodic. Breaking new ground in medical anthropology by challenging the chronic/acute divide in illness and disease, the editors, along with a group of rising scholars and some of the most influential minds in the field, address the concept of chronicity, an idea used to explain individual and local life-worlds, question public health discourse, and consider the relationship between health and the globalizing forces that shape it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813547473
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2010
Series:
Studies in Medical Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Chronicity and the Experience of Illness Lenore Manderson Carolyn Smith-Morris 1

Part 1 The Idea of Chronicity

1 The Chronicity of Life, the Acuteness of Diagnosis Carolyn Smith-Morris 21

2 Globalizing the Chronicities of Modernity: Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome Dennis Wiedman 38

3 Is "Chronicity" Inevitable for Psychotic Illness?: Studying Heterogeneity in the Course of Schizophrenia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia Byron J. Good Carla Raymondalexis Marchira Nida ul Hasanat Muhana Sofiati Utami Subandi 54

Part 2 Gender and the Experience of Illness

4 Male Infertility, Chronicity, and the Plight of Palestinian Men in Israel and Lebanon Marcia C. Inhorn Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli 77

5 "Half a Woman": Embodied Disruptions and Ideas of Gender among Australian Women Lenore Manderson 96

6 Ecuadorian Women's Narratives of Lupus, Suffering, and Vulnerability Ann Miles 113

7 Why Women Don't Die in Childbirth: Maternal Survivorship in Badakhshan, Tajikistan Kylea Laina Liese 131

Part 3 The Clinical Interface

8 Chronic Illness and the Assemblages of Time in Multisited Encounters Steve Ferzacca 157

9 Chronicity and AIDS in Three South African Communities Carl Kendall Zelee Hill 175

10 Disability and Dysappearance: Negotiating Physical and Social Risk with Cystic Fibrosis Ron Maynard 195

11 Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs: "Once We Got There, It Was Fine" Elisa J. Sobo 212

12 Chronic Conditions, Health, and Well-Being in Global Contexts: Occupational Therapy in Conversation with Critical Medical Anthropology Gelya Frank Carolyn Baum Mary Law 230

Afterword: Chronicity-Time, Space, and Culture Arthur Kleinman Rachel Hall-Clifford 247

Bibliography 253

Contributors 309

Index 315

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