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A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities brings together essays that represent key themes in the vibrant field of medical anthropology: its theoretical legacy; phenomenologies of illness and narrative, body and experience; biological citizenship; the biotechnical embrace; the new medical biosciences; global health and medicine; postcolonial power relations and the humanitarian challenges of the contemporary world.
This ground-breaking reader brings together a vital set of theoretical traditions that are directly responsive to emergent realities in clinical medicine, biomedical science, global health, humanitarian intervention, global politics, and everyday life.
|Series:||Wiley Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series , #15|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)|
Table of Contents
About the Editors xiii
Part I Antecedents 7
1 Massage in Melanesia W. H. R. Rivers 15
2 The Notion of Witchcraft Explains Unfortunate Events E. E. Evans-Pritchard 18
3 Muchona the Hornet, Interpreter of Religion Victor Turner 26
4 The Ojibwa Self and Its Behavioral Environment Irving A. Hallowell 38
5 The Charity Physician Rudolf Virchow 47
6 The Role of Beliefs and Customs in Sanitation Programs Benjamin Paul 50
7 Introduction to Asian Medical Systems Charles Leslie 55
8 Medical Anthropology and the Problem of Belief Byron J. Good 64
Part II Illness and Narrative, Body and Experience 77
9 Medicine's Symbolic Reality: On a Central Problem in the Philosophy of Medicine Arthur M. Kleinman 85
10 Elements of Charismatic Persuasion and Healing Thomas J. Csordas 91
11 The Thickness of Being: Intentional Worlds, Strategies of Identity, and Experience Among Schizophrenics Ellen Corin 108
12 The Concept of Therapeutic 'Emplotment' Cheryl Mattingly 121
13 Myths/Histories/Lives Michael Jackson 137
14 The State Construction of Affect: Political Ethos and Mental Health Among Salvadoran Refugees Janis Hunter Jenkins 143
15 Struggling Along: The Possibilities for Experience among the Homeless Mentally Ill Robert Desjarlais 160
Part III Governmentalities and Biological Citizenship 175
16 Dreaming of Psychiatric Citizenship: A Case Study of Supermax Confinement Lorna A. Rhodes 181
17 Biological Citizenship: The Science and Politics of Chernobyl-Exposed Populations Adriana Petryna 199
18 Human Pharmakon: Symptoms, Technologies, Subjectivities João Biehl 213
19 The Figure of the Abducted Woman: The Citizen as Sexed Veena Das 232
20 Where Ethics and Politics Meet: The Violence of Humanitarianism in France Miriam Ticktin 245
Part IV The Biotechnical Embrace 263
21 The Medical Imaginary and the Biotechnical Embrace: Subjective Experiences of Clinical Scientists and Patients Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good 272
22 Where It Hurts: Indian Material for an Ethics of Organ Transplantation Lawrence Cohen 284
23 "Robin Hood" of Techno-Turkey or Organ Trafficking in the State of Ethical Beings Aslihan Sanal 300
24 Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions Marcia C. Inhorn 319
25 AIDS in 2006: Moving toward One World, One Hope? Jim Yong Kim Paul Farmer 327
Part V Biosciences, Biotechnologies 331
26 Dr. Judah Folkman's Decalogue and Network Analysis Michael M. J. Fischer 339
27 Beyond Nature and Culture: Modes of Reasoning in the Age of Molecular Biology and Medicine Hans-Jörg Rheinberger 345
28 Immortality, In Vitro: A History of the HeLa Cell Line Hannah Landecker 353
29 A Digital Image of the Category of the Person Joseph Dumit 367
30 Experimental Values: Indian Clinical Trials and Surplus Health Kaushik Sunder Rajan 377
Part VI Global Health, Global Medicine 389
31 Medical Anthropology and International Health Planning George M. Foster 394
32 Anthropology and Global Health Craig R. Janes Kitty K. Corbett 405
33 Mot Luuk Problems in Northeast Thailand: Why Women's Own Health Concerns Matter as Much as Disease Rates Pimpawun Boonmongkon Mark Nichter Jen Pylypa 422
34 The New Malaise: Medical Ethics and Social Rights in the Global Era Paul Farmer 437
35 Humanitarianism as a Politics of Life Didier Fassin 452
Part VII Postcolonial Disorders 467
36 Amuk in Java: Madness and Violence in Indonesian Politics Byron J. Good Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good 473
37 The Political Economy of 'Trauma' in Haiti in the Democratic Era of Insecurity Erica James 481
38 Contract of Mutual (In)Difference: Governance and the Humanitarian Apparatus in Contemporary Albania and Kosovo Mariella Pandolfi 496
39 Darfur through a Shoah Lens: Sudanese Asylum Seekers, Unruly Biopolitical Dramas, and the Politics of Humanitarian Compassion in Israel Sarah S. Willen 505
40 The Elegiac Addict: History, Chronicity, and the Melancholic Subject Angela Garcia 522
What People are Saying About This
"The impressive scope of this wonderful reader, drawing on its editors' immense collective experience, offers a marvelous reframing of the foundational debates in twentieth-century medical anthropology, including both the full range of canonical readings but also several texts that should be canonical. It links these debates to a wide range of contemporary work, serving as much as an introduction to the discipline’s future as to its past."
—Lawrence Cohen, University of California, Berkeley
"This collection is distinctive for its range, depth, and most of all for its taste in theoretical ingenuity and the most compelling, memorable writing in contemporary medical anthropology."
—George Marcus, University of California, Irvine
"A Reader in Medical Anthropology is uniquely successful in assembling seminal publications representing the century-long history of medical anthropology. It is the first collection to successfully combine the diverse perspectives, epistemologies, and topical interests of contemporary medical anthropology with its intellectual wellsprings."
—Allan Young, McGill University
"This collection of classic and innovative essays adds lustre and new, surprising facets to the anthropology of medicine. It crystallizes the most important and compelling cultural analysis of human disease and social suffering, personal trauma, and global insecurity."
—Warwick Anderson, University of Sydney