Troubling Natural Categories: Engaging the Medical Anthropology of Margaret Lock

Troubling Natural Categories: Engaging the Medical Anthropology of Margaret Lock


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ISBN-13: 9780773542006
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 11/07/2013
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Naomi Adelson is associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and associate dean, Research, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University. Leslie Butt is associate professor in the Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Margaret Lock and Medical Anthropology Naomi Adelson Leslie Butt Karina Kielmann 3

1 A Genealogy of Bodily Practices in Post-Soviet Cuba P. Sean Brotherton 16

2 Therapeutic Modernism: Medical Pluralism, Local Biologies, and HIV in Côte d'Ivoire Vinh-Kim Nguyen 34

3 Rational Sex at the Margins of the State: Sex Work, Violence, and HIV Prevention in Papua, Indonesia Leslie Butt 58

4 The Gendering of Depression in Japan Junko Kitanaka 80

5 From Spasmophilia to Social Phobia: Conversions of French Anxiety Stephanie Lloyd 102

6 Unconventional Psychiatric Medico-Politicization: The Making and Unmaking of Behavioural Disorders in Pelotas, Brazil Dominique P. Béhague 123

7 Cases and Narratives in Private Medical Providers' Accounts of Managing HIV in Urban India Karina Kielmann 145

8 Embodied Molecules: Negotiating Medications in Troubled Times Annette Leibing 168

9 Digital Landscapes of Health Naomi Adelson 189

Afterword: Seeing Like an Anthropologist Margaret Lock 209

Selected Awards and Publications by Margaret Lock 223

Contributors 233

Index 235

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