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A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities brings together exemplary articles on the key theoretical approaches in the field of medical anthropology and related science and technology studies. The editors' comprehensive introductions evaluate the historical lineages of this research and its value in addressing critical problems associated with contemporary forms of illness experience. Presents a key selection of both classic and new agenda-setting articles in medical anthropology Provides analytic and historical contextual introductions by leading figures in medical anthropology, medical sociology, and science and technology studies Demonstrates and examines the contribution of medical anthropology to a new global health movement aimed at reshaping international health agendas
Byron J. Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Michael M. J. Fischer is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Sarah S. Willen is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. She has been an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has taught in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good is Professor of Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and in the Department of Sociology, Harvard University.
Table of Contents
|About the Editors||p. xiii|
|Massage in Melanesia||p. 15|
|The Notion of Witchcraft Explains Unfortunate Events||p. 18|
|Muchona the Hornet, Interpreter of Religion||p. 26|
|The Ojibwa Self and Its Behavioral Environment||p. 38|
|The Charity Physician||p. 47|
|The Role of Beliefs and Customs in Sanitation Programs||p. 50|
|Introduction to Asian Medical Systems||p. 55|
|Medical Anthropology and the Problem of Belief||p. 64|
|Illness and Narrative, Body and Experience||p. 77|
|Medicine's Symbolic Reality: On a Central Problem in the Philosophy of Medicine||p. 85|
|Elements of Charismatic Persuasion and Healing||p. 91|
|The Thickness of Being: Intentional Worlds, Strategies of Identity, and Experience Among Schizophrenics||p. 108|
|The Concept of Therapeutic 'Emplotment'||p. 121|
|The State Construction of Affect: Political Ethos and Mental Health Among Salvadoran Refugees||p. 143|
|Struggling Along: The Possibilities for Experience among the Homeless Mentally Ill||p. 160|
|Governmentalities and Biological Citizenship||p. 175|
|Dreaming of Psychiatric Citizenship: A Case Study of Supermax Confinement||p. 181|
|Biological Citizenship: The Science and Politics of Chernobyl-Exposed Populations||p. 199|
|Human Pharmakon: Symptoms, Technologies, Subjectivities||p. 213|
|The Figure of the Abducted Woman: The Citizen as Sexed||p. 232|
|Where Ethics and Politics Meet: The Violence of Humanitarianism in France||p. 245|
|The Biotechnical Embrace||p. 263|
|The Medical Imaginary and the Biotechnical Embrace: Subjective Experiences of Clinical Scientists and Patients||p. 272|
|Where It Hurts: Indian Material for an Ethics of Organ Transplantation||p. 284|
|"Robin Hood" of Techno-Turkey or Organ Trafficking in the State of Ethical Beings||p. 300|
|Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions||p. 319|
|AIDS in 2006: Moving toward One World, One Hope?||p. 327|
|Biosciences, Biotechnologies||p. 331|
|Dr. Judah Folkman's Decalogue and Network Analysis||p. 339|
|Beyond Nature and Culture: Modes of Reasoning in the Age of Molecular Biology and Medicine||p. 345|
|Immortality, In Vitro: A History of the HeLa Cell Line||p. 353|
|A Digital Image of the Category of the Person||p. 367|
|Experimental Values: Indian Clinical Trials and Surplus Health||p. 377|
|Global Health, Global Medicine||p. 389|
|Medical Anthropology and International Health Planning||p. 394|
|Anthropology and Global Health||p. 405|
|Mot Luuk Problems in Northeast Thailand: Why Women's Own Health Concerns Matter as Much as Disease Rates||p. 422|
|The New Malaise: Medical Ethics and Social Rights in the Global Era||p. 437|
|Humanitarianism as a Politics of Life||p. 452|
|Postcolonial Disorders||p. 467|
|Amuk in Java: Madness and Violence in Indonesian Politics||p. 473|
|The Political Economy of 'Trauma' in Haiti in the Democratic Era of Insecurity||p. 481|
|Contract of Mutual (In)Difference: Governance and the Humanitarian Apparatus in Contemporary Albania and Kosovo||p. 496|
|Darfur through a Shoah Lens: Sudanese Asylum Seekers, Unruly Biopolitical Dramas, and the Politics of Humanitarian Compassion in Israel||p. 505|
|The Elegiac Addict: History, Chronicity, and the Melancholic Subject||p. 522|
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