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Pathologies of Power : Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

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9780520243262

ISBN10:
0520243269
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Pub. Date:
10/1/2004
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Univ of California Pr
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Summary

Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life--and death--in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence. Farmer challenges conventional thinking within human rights circles and exposes the relationships between political and economic injustice, on one hand, and the suffering and illness of the powerless, on the other. Farmer shows that the same social forces that give rise to epidemic diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis also sculpt risk for human rights violations. He illustrates the ways that racism and gender inequality in the United States are embodied as disease and death. Yet this book is far from a hopeless inventory of abuse. Farmer's disturbing examples are linked to a guarded optimism that new medical and social technologies will develop in tandem with a more informed sense of social justice. Otherwise, he concludes, we will be guilty of managing social inequality rather than addressing structural violence. Farmer's urgent plea to think about human rights in the context of global public health and to consider critical issues of quality and access for the world's poor should be of fundamental concern to a world characterized by the bizarre proximity of surfeit and suffering.

Author Biography

Paul Farmer, Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard Medical School, is founding director of Partners in Health and Chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. 1
Bearing Witnessp. 23
On Suffering and Structural Violence: Social and Economic Rights in the Global Erap. 29
Pestilence and Restraint: Guantanamo, AIDS, and the Logic of Quarantinep. 51
Lessons from Chiapasp. 91
A Plague on All Our Houses? Resurgent Tuberculosis inside Russia's Prisonsp. 115
One Physician's Perspective on Human Rightsp. 135
Health, Healing, and Social Justice: Insights from Liberation Theologyp. 139
Listening for Prophetic Voices: A Critique of Market-Based Medicinep. 160
Cruel and Unusual: Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis as Punishmentp. 179
New Malaise: Medical Ethics and Social Rights in the Global Erap. 196
Rethinking Health and Human Rights: Time for a Paradigm Shiftp. 213
Afterwordp. 247
Notesp. 257
Bibliographyp. 333
Creditsp. 379
Indexp. 383
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