Postcolonial Disorders / Edition 1

Postcolonial Disorders / Edition 1

by Mary-Jo DelVecchio DelVecchio Good
     
 


The essays in this volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists, members of… See more details below

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The essays in this volume reflect on the nature of subjectivity in the diverse places where anthropologists work at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Contributors explore everyday modes of social and psychological experience, the constitution of the subject, and forms of subjection that shape the lives of Basque youth, Indonesian artists, members of nongovernmental HIV/AIDS programs in China and the Republic of Congo, psychiatrists and the mentally ill in Morocco and Ireland, and persons who have suffered trauma or been displaced by violence in the Middle East and in South and Southeast Asia.

Painting on book jacket by Entang Wiharso

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520252240
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/04/2008
Series:
Ethnographic Studies in Subjectivity Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,063,937
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good is Professor of Social Medicine at Harvard University and author of many publications, including American Medicine: The Quest for Competence (UC Press) and coeditor of Pain as Human Experience (UC Press). Sandra Teresa Hyde is Associate Professor in the Departments of Anthropology and Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University, and the author of Eating Spring Rice: The Cultural Politics of AIDS in Southwest China (UC Press). Sarah Pinto is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University and author of Where There is No Midwife: Birth and Loss in Rural
India.
Byron Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University, author of Medicine, Rationality and Experience, and coeditor of Subjectivity: Ethnographic
Investigations
(UC Press), among other books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi
Postcolonial Disorders: Reflections on Subjectivity in the Contemporary World   Byron J. Good   Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good   Sandra Teresa Hyde   Sarah Pinto     1
Disordered States
Madness and the Politically Real: Reflections on Violence in Postdictatorial Spain   Begona Aretxaga     43
Indonesia Sakit: Indonesian Disorders and the Subjective Experience and Interpretive Politics of Contemporary Indonesian Artists   Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good   Byron J. Good     62
The Political Dimensions of Emasculation: Fantasy, Conspiracy, and Estrangement among Populist Leaders in Post-New Order Lombok, Indonesia   John M. MacDougall     109
Haunting Ghosts: Madness, Gender, and Ensekirite in Haiti in the Democratic Era   Erica Caple James     132
Laboratory of Intervention: The Humanitarian Governance of the Postcommunist Balkan Territories   Mariella Pandolfi     157
Subjectivity in the Borderlands
Everyday AIDS Practices: Contestations of Borders and Infectious Disease in Southwest China   Sandra Teresa Hyde     189
Of Maids and Prostitutes: Indonesian Female Migrants in the New Asian Hinterlands   Johan Lindquist     218
Ambivalent Inquiry: Dilemmas of AIDS in the Republic of Congo   David Eaton     238
ToLive with What Would Otherwise Be Unendurable, II: Caught in the Borderlands of Palestine/Israel   Michael M. J. Fischer     260
Madness, Alterity, and Psychiatry
The Mucker War: A History of Violence and Silence   Joao Biehl     279
Institutional Persons and Personal Institutions: The Asylum and Marginality in Rural Ireland   A. Jamie Saris     309
The Knot of the Soul: Postcolonial Conundrums, Madness, and the Imagination   Stefania Pandolfo     329
Consuming Grief: Infant Death in the Postcolonial Time of Intervention   Sarah Pinto     359
Postcoloniality as the Aftermath of Terror among Vietnamese Refugees   Janis H. Jenkins   Michael Hollifield     378
Cross-Cultural Psychiatry in Medical-Legal Documentation of Suffering: Human Rights Abuses Involving Transnational Corporations and the Yadana Pipeline Project in Burma   Kathleen Allden     397
Contributors     419
Index     425

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